Comment 36435

By highwater (registered) | Posted December 17, 2009 at 23:35:19

You only have low rent because nobody else wants to locate here. If businesses could make more profits in Hamilton, do you think your rent would be as low as it is? No, they would be bid up by the marketplace. Therefore, celebrating Hamilton's low priced rental market is really just celebrating the fact that Hamilton is a bad place to make money.

Again, your simplistic analysis betrays your lack of life experience. There are lots of reasons why our rent is low, not the least of which is the fact that the landlord is semi-retired and likes having us around 'cause we make cool sh*t. Like tax rates, rent is one of life's many variables that don't always conform to the Ayn Rand playbook.

Step away from your computer. Leave your apartment. Make some friends. Start your own business. It will be scary at first, discovering that humans exist and they often make very human decisions based on more than just the bloodless pursuit of profit, but you will be a happier person for it in the end. Now's as good a time as any. Stand up. Shake it off. Start living! You can do it. I believe in you, I really do. You've obviously got intelligence, now you just need some life experience to burnish it with wisdom. Peace and goodwill and all that stuff. Now off you go!

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