What does capitalism, socialism and Boston condos for sale have in common?

This morning, I was watching the Sunday political shows before viewing Boston condo Open Houses, What I noticed that all these political shows have a common question; Is this country capitalism based or tuning socialist based. And my question is how does this impact the Boston condo market?

Capitalism and socialism are two economic terms

Capitalism and socialism are two economic terms that are starting to shape the debate about the future of this country. My big question is, do we need to be one or the other in this political discourse. At the very least, it is incumbent on all of us to pay attention to the basic values that should form our thinking and rise above the sloganeering and stereotyping that can be both simplistic and alluring.The first thing to realize is that terms like capitalism and socialism mean different things to different people. Two incorrect stereotypes are that capitalism is about creating wealth and socialism is about redistributing wealth. Another is that socialism’s about having the government run everything while capitalism is all about private enterprise.

The Reality

The reality is that we live in a country and in an economy that is made up of both capitalistic and socialistic dimensions. When a private business produces good jobs with good wages, the common good is well served. And when the city, state and federal governments provide a laws to protect bad loaning practices for Boston condo buyers the public is also served.

We do not choose one economic system over another.Over time, wisdom has taught us that a mixture of both
economic models is the best way to respect personal initiative, promote the common good. ourselves. 

There are many choices and decisions that belong exclusively to YOU and your family. For example, the notion that the government should dictate family size, as the Chinese tried to do, is abhorrent to us.

Whether a bridge should be built over the Charles or Mystic River,however, is a decision that the city, state or federal government should make. When it comes to health care,there are many decisions that we should be free to make for ourselves. At the same time, it is appropriate for us to depend on the government to make sure that proper health care is afforded to everyone.

Why are Boston condos so expensive

Ever wonder why real estate is so expensive? Part of the problem is that the cost of government regulation is being borne mainly by the developers — who pass those costs on to Boston condo buyers — rather than being shared more with the public.

Don’t misunderstand me

Wisely conceived, mandatory requirements can serve public and private-sector interests well. Yet demanding regulations should be complemented by well considered guidelines, options and recommendations that enable and encourage public and private-sector discretion and flexibility.

Building-height limitations on downtown Boston condos for the need for adequate natural light and air along city streets. I understand

Other positive aspects, such as building-code regulations to reduce the multiple risks of fire and smoke; structural failures or collapse is wise. 

Bottom Line

In order to provide more affordable Boston condos for sale, we need to lighten up on the initial construction costs that Boston high rise condo developers are saddled with when building new Boston condos for sale

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John Ford
John Ford
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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs



In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.



HISTORY

For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.

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