March 2, By George Lakoff in Political 3 Comments By George Lakoff Donald Trump is winning Republican presidential primaries at such a great rate that he seems likely to become the next Republican presidential nominee and perhaps the next president. There are various theories:
Those who misunderstand the nature of the economic forces at play, risk misdirecting those forces. Misdirection can exasperate city-wide displacement.
Before discussing solutions to fighting gentrification, it is important to accept that gentrification is one symptom of a larger problem.
Anti-capitalists often portray gentrification as class war. Often, they paint the archetypal greedy developer as the culprit.
As asserted in jacobin magazine: Gentrification has always been a top-down affair, not a spontaneous hipster influx, orchestrated by the real estate developers and investors who pull the strings of city policy, with individual home-buyers deployed in mopping up operations.
Is Gentrification a Class War? In a way, yes. But the typical class analysis mistakes the symptom for the cause. The finger gets pointed at the wrong rich people. Here, demand is stable and predictable. The affluent residents of Lincoln Park like their neighborhood the way it is, and have the political clout to keep it that way.
Given that development projects are blocked in upper class neighborhoods, developers seek out alternatives. Politicians are far more willing to upzone working class neighborhoods.
These communities are far less influential and have far fewer resources with which to fight back.
Rich, entitled, white areas get down-zoned. Less-affluent, disempowered, minority areas are up-zoned. Politicians appease politically influential neighborhoods through limited growth. They then appease developers in less influential neighborhoods.
Thus, less-affluent neighborhoods become the only viable places for new construction. Fight Gentrification by Fighting Development? Too often, the knee-jerk response is to fight development in gentrifying neighborhoods. The consequences of fighting development are two-fold.
First, economics tells us that capping supply will only cause prices to rise. Instead of newcomers filling newly-constructed units, they will quickly flood the existing stock of housing. This then quickens gentrification. Second, thwarting development shuts the release valve that alleviates housing price pressures that caused gentrification in the first place.
Politicians prefer to funnel new construction into disadvantaged neighborhoods instead of letting it happen where there is stronger market demand.
Development suppressed where needed most, gentrification swiftly captures one neighborhood after the next. Up-zoning is particularly needed in already desirable locations where incumbent residents have effectively depopulated their neighborhoods over several decades.Rich and poor: deserving and undeserving It's here that the distinction between the deserving and undeserving poor became a legal one.
To deter those who would not work from applying for poor.
I was recently looking through some old concept-maps of communities, like Julia’s Map of Bay Area Memespace, Scharlach’s Dark Enlightenment Roadmap and especially xkcd’s map of the Internet.. And I thought we should have something like that for the rationalist community.
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