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Thread #68954 Message #3551438
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
21-Aug-13 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
What is the working class today? And in what area and context?
In Calgary, I suppose the working class is mostly in the 22 percent visible minority, immigrants who work in health care, in the stores, restaurants and jobs that do not require certified training (most trades require technical school or certified apprenticeship). Houses in the areas where they have their communities are at the low end of the scale, about $225,000. Those who develop the skills move out to the suburbs or cut-off areas with the rest of us.
Most of what has been posted here, including this, belongs in the BS section.
Most houses today are replaceable. In my neighbourhood, a lot that cost $7000 in 1960 is now at $500,000 or more, the house counting for little. New people are moving in. A current practice is to tear out the house and build a new one that suits.
Is this practice prevalent in the suburbs in the hills of Los Angeles County?
What were the lot prices in the suburbs of LA in 1960? What are the lots worth today?
"Ticky-tacky" houses perhaps, but easily replaced. And the owners sell and move on to other locales for work or retirement or rebuild the house.