Correct. My point is: it sounds an awful lot like victim-blaming to say "if you stop being so Jewish, the anti-Semites won't hurt you." Suggesting Jews refrain from worship, or avoid Jewish spaces, both deprives Jews of our rights and will not keep us safe
Bottom line, along w uniquely strong US demand, pandemic-induced supply snarls are juicing price growth in most advanced countries, few of which have seen a recovery as strong as ours. By some measures, US price growth is faster, but we got stronger growth for that extra heat!
I think Charles may be being too subtle here. Also, not just one critic. I'm getting a lot of "You say vaccines save lives, but lots of people died in highly vaccinated New York back in early 2020 (before vaccines were available)" 1/
But the 2000s bubble was geographically very uneven: prices surged in cities with strict zoning, but not in places where developers were free to sprawl => elastic housing supply. This time the price rise is across the board, in fact in some cases higher in sprawl areas 2/