Nov 2, 2009

Island Institute: can't have it both ways.

An opinion piece in the latest edition of  the Island Institute's Working Waterfront tabloid  laments the high real estate prices on Maine's islands, prices which render housing  there unattainable for the average Mainer. This is in large part due to, the writer observes, the fact that  "Maine's islands are part of a global real estate market."

One part of that real estate market is, of course, the Island Institute itself, whose newspaper last time I looked was top heavy with adverts for high-priced island Mcmansions, and for the various contractors ready to build more of them.  The Institute does some very fine things, but theeir promoting high priced island real estate is not one of them.

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