Thursday, February 17, 2005

Walls that Prevent Walls

Virginia Postrel at commented last week about the seemingly constant state of construction in LA. “Whether public or private, construction projects here drag on endlessly. Why, I have no idea. There do seem to be a lot fewer people working on any given project, and sometimes no one at all.”

I lack the tacit and local knowledge to answer her question but it sounds like the work of construction unions. LA’s one of the most socialist cities in America and it would not surprise me if unions pressured legislation to set their wages high. That would stretch company coffers forcing them to limit the number of employees. Thus the construction goes on and on…

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