An actual libertarian would be offended by an association with Republicans (or Democrats for that matter), even if it's "INO"
bloodgimp, what else is on your list?
acer, I agree the Hank should be included, although it is overrated in my opinion. I've seen people place it on a best burger list ahead of H&F. H&F blows it out of the water.
Chandler is correct. Rents are a funciton of supply and demand. If PCM can't sell supply at their current prices, they will be forced to lower their price to accomodate. I'm a little surprised that a 575 sq ft studio is priced at $1300+, but I assume it's located in a prime stop within the building.
Moving past that seemingly outrageous price, the overall prices don't seem that unreasonable. PCM looks like it's going to be one of the coolest things in Atlanta if they complete even half the stuff they want to do, so it's going to generate a premium to live in the building. Luckily, there's a new structure being built across the street from PCM and a 300+ unit complex (131 Pince) less than a mile up the street being built. Some of that extra supply should help allieviate prices (assuming demand to live in the area doesn't dramatically increase).
@Reed doesn't care about common people,
This speaks to my point. There are archaic regulatorations that damage service. Relics of another time that never change because once rules are on the books, they don't get removed. The cab companies in Atlanta have operated under monopolistic conditions for decades and, as you would expect, haven't invested anything to improve the service.
The best thing that could happen is ending these senseless regulations and let the cab companies try to innovate and compete.
On New Year's Eve, the group of people I was with were complaining about having to call a cab early because they would not arrive for "at least 40 minutes." I pulled out my Uber app and there was a car for us in 5 minutes.
Are the services provided by Uber/Lyft/Sidecar perfect? Heck no. These companies are still in their infancies and have plenty of issues to address as a couple posters above pointed out. But, as long as the government doesn't start imposing anti-competitive regulation on them, their services will only improve over time.
Cab service in Atlanta, as it is in other major cities, is basically a government undertaking. It shows by the lack of quality service and shady drivers that try to charge business-to-business rates when going to or from your residence.
It should be celebrated that free enterprise is competing with these facsist organisations and smashing them into submission.
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