1. I have given examples of financial incentives that governments have that private developers do not and that have a impact on the quality of housing and maintenance. You have countered with the argument that there are other financial incentives that affect both. This may be true, but it does not contradict my claim at all. To disprove my claim, it would be necessary to show that private developers have financial incentives to build and maintain high quality housing that governments do not, and provide an argument why these latter incentives would be more significant.
Not really. To disprove your arguments, I only need to show those incentives aren't really all that important and one can show that through counterexamples.
Also, electability isn't a relevant issue for private landlords. It is only relevant for the government.
Pants-of-dog wrote:I have also explained why governments are more accountable than private landlords and you were unable to refute that, so you are wrong when you claim that governments are less accountable.
I explained why this isn't the case, again, by using examples. In particular, a local government may fail to hold itself accountable and this would justify leaving enforcement of the construction regulations relevant to public buildings to a higher level of government, if any.
Pants-of-dog wrote:And I also already explained that lowered funding does not affect things like what materials or details are used, and that it only affects how much work is done and not its quality. So, this argument about administrations shirking duties is also incorrect.
Wow, you're such an expert that you believe buildings don't need fixing from time to time even if they are built with the best available materials at the time. Nonsense, maintenance is clearly part of the regular investment on the housing stock.
Pants-of-dog wrote:2. Please provide evidence for this claim.
Which one? What's happened to NYCHA? Sure, I can cite the NYT too if you want:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/nyre ... g-fix.html
Pants-of-dog wrote:3. So no, you cannot think of a single building regulation that would impact the housing market. Now, can you think of a specific zoning issue? Perhaps an example about height restrictions?
Sure, just look at floor limits set up by most (if not all) municipalities in a city.