Redistributing Demographics

Provo’s central planners believe that our city’s current residents include too many short-term renters and not enough long-term homeowners, and so they hope to exercise the city’s coercive/manipulative powers to rebalance Provo’s demographics over time to achieve the renter/owner mix that they prefer (see V2030 1.5 & 2.1 & 5.3; V2050 1.5 & 2.1), prevent people from moving quite as often, and work with other municipalities to help redistribute Provoan home-renters to other parts of Utah County (see V2030 2.3; V2050 2.3).  This will partly involve taxing us to subsidize our neighbors who want to own homes (see V2050 2.3.2).  They likewise want to ensure that each neighborhood will house a diverse mix of age ranges (see V2050 1.5.8), although it’s not clear how they hope to achieve this—perhaps every city block will come with a mandatory elderly couple?  In any case, we believe that politicians should NOT be choosing their constituents, nor deciding who lives where.

(For more about Envisioning Statism, please see both Overseeing Construction and Manipulating Transportation.)


3 thoughts on “Redistributing Demographics

  1. Spencer

    If you want less renters you’d have to tear down byu and uvu then you just look like you don’t care about education if that’s what you want Provo to be known for


  2. Free Provo Post author

    Yes, I don’t think that it’s right to tell any demographic group that they’re not welcome to live in our midst. Or that we’ll only tolerate so many of them. Whether it’s renters or the poor or the elderly or women or African-Americans or whatever. People’s property and contractual rights should be respected.


  3. Chang Urquidez

    Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Many thanks


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