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Wandering Eye: Why Hillary Clinton could benefit from Martin O'Malley, 'Trickle-Down Gentrification,' and more

Wandering Eye: Why Hillary Clinton could benefit from Martin O'Malley, 'Trickle-Down Gentrification,' and more

Jacobin Magazine's "Trickle-Down Gentrification" makes the larger point that for some reason needs constant repetition: that building lots and lots of luxury condos does not actually make life better—or housing cheaper—for most of us. But right up near the beginning there is a small point, a passing, throwaway comment, really, that should be pondered and repeated far more than it is. "Affordable housing, often built by community development corporations like the one I work at, has largely supplanted government-funded public housing since the 1970s," Karen Narefsky, a community organizer based in Somerville, Massachusetts, writes. "Many units are paid...

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