More expediency than privacy. I’ve written about it before. In the mid-80s, because of Reagan, the CA legislature allowed passage of a law called Proposition 13 which unleashed an explosion of property changes throughout the state. Rents increased dramatically and, in some cases, like my own, leases were changed altogether.

My cute little $500 Nob Hill apartment was, overnight, converted into a $1.8 million condo with an $800 monthly maintenance fee. Naturally, I couldn’t afford that. Similar rents/mortgages now applied virtually everywhere in CA. I ended up in South Carolina, where I did not want to be, and I’ve been in The South ever since.

That Prop 13 became a template for libertarian thinking throughout the country, leading to the Republican takeover of Congress in the 80s and the “Freedom Caucus” and FOX News and every conservative tragedy since. Including the three economic crashes we’ve had in the last forty years.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.