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Her Toys (aka Black Sentinel) by Jeff Jones, 1975
Back cover artwork for the Zebra edition of Robert E. Howard’s The Sowers of Thunder
Sugar cane. H. Zippel (botanist) & C. Bollmann (artist). 1897.
Anonymous said: Andrew - do you think some of the attitudes you have towards owning a home come from the change in things in the world in general or is it from a different perspective? I'd be willing to say that 15-25 years ago, owning a home (to me) signified you had gainful and stable employment, and there was more of a value to property ownership in general not too long ago. I'm just all sortsa curious about this. The car thing I get way more than the home thing.
For me, it comes from doing the real, raw math involved, divorced from emotion. For years I wanted to buy a house, and I’m glad the market collapsed before I had the opportunity to make a big mistake.
I don’t expect the majority of opinions will change on this. People are predictable, and predictability can be exploited. There is billions in advertising money out there aimed at making people feel incomplete without a home. Or making people feel incomplete without a second story they don’t need. The ability to effectively imprison your customer into a 30 year mortgage is a lucrative market.
Nobody is stable anymore. That’s over. Time to adapt.
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