Martin Dunn, who works selling apartments, was very upset that people are building cheap apartment blocks, because they might bring poor people into Auckland city:
"They'll be on the dole" he said "They'll be people who should live in Otahuhu and never be allowed out of Otahuhu."and
"The city has been expensive. We have been lucky because the tenancy market has been reasonably sophisticated," he said.I agree with him that they shouldn't build tiny shitty apartments, but that's because I don't believe anyone should live in shitty tiny apartments.
"I don't want to have a whole lot of apartments with bedrooms that you can hardly get a bed into. Who is going to be living in them? It is going to bring a subculture into the city and I am certainly not welcoming that. I resent it.
"If we have a whole lot of sickness beneficiaries and dole bludgers in the city, that is definitely going to change the culture of the CBD."
I have a longstanding fantasty of leaving a bunch of rich capitalists on a desert island. We could see how much they think their success is a result of their own virtue when there's no-one to exploit but each other.