May 03, 2019
1 min read
“The two stated pillars of American housing policy are fundamentally at odds”
Source » Daniel Hertz for City Lab: In other words, possibly the only thing worse than a world in which homeownership doesn’t work as a wealth-building tool is a world in which it does work as a wealth-building tool. This also means that the two stated pillars of American housing
Jun 03, 2017
1 min read
“Among the classes, there is no division between ‘gentrifiers’ and ‘non-gentrifiers.’ If you live in a city, you don’t get to opt out”
Source » Daniel Hertz writing for City Lab: [T]here’s no way out, if you happen to have above-average economic power or the kind of cultural capital that attracts people with above-average economic power. Whether or not you say “hi” to your neighbors, your presence in a relatively low-income or
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