We live in a society run by and for industry-captured whores who lie incessantly. Our politicians are merely an extension of industry. A corrupt society doesn't know corruption when it sees it. It's the Idiocracy incarnate:
The real estate industry blames every housing problem on a lack of supply. Both the realtor cartel and the construction cartel are in league to ensure that no housing problem can't be solved with more supply. Throughout this global real estate money laundering scheme afflicting New York, Seattle, London, Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, stop me any time... The solution to global money laundering via real estate was ever-more supply. All of that free-flowing global money merely fueled speculation in homes that are now largely standing empty. Meaning there is more than ample supply, but it's tied up for speculation. Ready to come back onto the market in human history's largest glut.