Sunday, January 01, 2012

Report: State spurred gated developments |

Report: State spurred gated developments |
Cost and government regulations spurred developers to build homes inside private communities, helping to explain the prevalence of these developments in the Poconos, a new state report shows.

At least 56,422 homes are within private community associations in Monroe and Pike counties.

There have been financial incentives for both municipalities and developers to make communities private, according to the report released by the Joint State Government Commission.

Thanks to Beanie Adolph for the link to this story that states what we have been saying for many years. Maybe somewhere a libertarian will read this and connect with the real world, however briefly, but perhaps long enough to realize that developers and local governments are making this happen--not consumers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Maybe somewhere a libertarian will read this and connect with the real world"


You owe me a new keyboard for making me laugh my morning coffee out of my nose.

I've said this before and I'll say it again:

Conservatives and libertarians are as ignorant of the real-world consequences of their ideology as your typical college campus leftist wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt driving around in a Prius sporting a "Hope and Change" bumper sticker.

Their concern for consumers is as sincere as Al Gore's concern for the environment.