The housing prices demonstrate the laws of unforeseen consequences and supply & demand. You are absolutely correct about politicians passing “feel good” laws. There are always unforeseen consequences in every action, some good, some bad, some exhilarating, and some devastating. They actually ignore bad ones that were foreseen and vilify anybody who points them out. Both parties do it, just with different issues. I am glad that the Constitution is so difficult to amend. Otherwise, it would have been destroyed by now. Excellent statistics.