Sunday, January 19, 2014

about the housing and Craigslist market in Scottsdale, Arizona

The online New York Times has a slideshow of houses for sale in Scottsdale, AZ. Here is a link. It will open in a new window.
I lived with my family in Glendale, AZ thinking that Scottsdale was full of nothing but rich folks. I found out the truth when I began searching for bargains on Craigslist. Specifically, I was looking once for a Sunfish sailboat and another time for a cheap van. Found 'em both. And, in so doing, I got to see the charming middle-class houses in Scottsdale. It was heartening.
I grew up in a neighborhood in Amarillo, Texas, which had a street-by-street mix of of houses ranging from lower middle-class to to upper and on to more mansion-like homes. What a wonderful thing! People in a wide range of economic classes sharing the neighborhood.
You know, socialism is not about leveling the economic classes. It's about leveling the playing field. It's about allocating scarce and precious resources so that God's gifts are not hogged by the few. So that a family cannot go on forever in because one person made and kept a fortune. Andrew Carnegie knew the value of work. That's one reason why he didn't leave everything to his family.

I hope you check out Burl Dunn on Pandora. Here is a link to Pandora online radio.

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