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“Why Can’t Those People Move To___________?”

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The cost of NIMBYism isn't very apparent to most people, especially those who expect the free market to work perfectly to reallocate scarce resources -- particularly housing -- for the overall benefit of all. This essay is about the Bay Area but applies to all of the part of America where the jobs are.

Mobility is something that holds back the working poor. 

If they can't move then where they can work is constrained.