" Boulder has virtually destroyed any possibility of new housing that people who shop at Target and eat at McDonald's would find affordable. "
We see this a lot here in S.E. NH, where a lot of Mass. and NY people have moved in the last 20 years. THey are not at all interested in working class housing. In the community where I live we have two kinds of people: McMansion owning Beemer drivers and what few original working class folks remain. When I attend school functions for my daughter, I have nothing at all in common with most of the other parents, who usually have no desire to rub elbows with a 'hick' like me. The vast majority vote D, too.