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Jaws is a story about yimbyism and urbansim. Stick with me.
First. This isn’t literal so don’t @ me about the fact that it’s a sleepy beach town.
Brody sees the future. There’s an attack and he sees the writing on the wall. There a shark. That shark is the housing crisis.
He engages Hooper. He’s a theorist but he’s also done on the ground research.
Hooper knows how oceans work. He knows that the environment can’t support a shark and that soon there will be a feeding frenzy
The establishment - the mayor - chooses to ignore the problem and the advice of Brody and Hooper.
Pippet is eaten. This is the initial price spike in housing. It’s not terrible but it’s an early indicator.
The Mayor won’t shut down the beaches. We don’t have a problem. Why should we do anything different?

It was a boating accident!
Well, pretty soon Alex Kintner is eaten.

Ok. Now we have a crisis.
All of a sudden we’ve got all these fishermen in the water.

Developers. Opportunistic.
So now we have an ocean brimming with crisis and people trying to capitalize on it.
The city hires Quint. Quint is an old school city planner. He’s gonna fix the problem the way you would always fix it.
Brody, Quint and Hooper headnout to sea. They’re gonna try to saturate the market by building - I mean they’re gonna catch the shark.
So they go out. They’re building and building.

Oh shit. We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
“Nah” says Quint. We got this. We’ll keep building market rate units. It’s fine. It’ll all be fine.
Quint makes an awesome speech. It’s really good.
Oh snap! Shark attack!
Blah blah blah. Quint dies.
Now it’s up to Hooper and Brody.
Luckily Hooper had some advanced planning going on and there some technology goin on.
So here’s where I’m going to ask you to stretch.
Quint, Hooper and Brody are a 3 pronged approach to attacking the shark.
Quint set up the shark by getting out there in the boat

We recognized the problem. We’ve got a proven method for creating more supply. That’s a good thing but not sufficient. The shark still ends up eating you.
Hooper’s solution is to get in there. Jump in and study and theorize about the shark.

He’s a pretty smart guy but ineffective because his theories only go so far in reality.
But now we come to Brody.
Brody is working class. He’s not the fancy science Hooper. He’s not old school Quint.

But he knows what’s what.
Brody realizes that there’s a science to this. He recognizes the air tank has potential.

Is the air tank inclusive zoning?
Ok. I’ll admit I’m lost in this but I’m committed.
Ok. So our hero Brody is taking square aim at the shark.

He’s the guy that’s bridging the gap between old school and theory and actually doing something.
He blows the fucker up.
I’m so sorry if you stuck through this.
This is a horrible take but Jaws is still a good movie.
It’s a little about nimbyism.

Maybe not as much as I thought.

But still.
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