Gentrification effectively prices anyone below a certain income level out of a neighborhood, by jacking up rents & the price on consumer goods & services.
Don’t worry about the hundreds of poor people displaced by skyrocketing rents & low-income rentals being converted to overpriced condos, you donated $1 to African hunger.
The these services are used, the more they become the expectation, rather than the exception. And that helps justify employers - such as #WholeFoods - cutting wages & benefits for workers who already aren’t getting enough hours to make ends meet.
This, however, is a lie. What neoliberal capitalism actually does is convert suffering into a commodity for trade.
Basically, as more and more of our society is driven by carefully curated, individualized consumption experiences, the idea of a shared interest erodes.
We replace society with solipsism.
Now aside from the psychological nightmare that is - as any child of divorce can attest - there’s another problem.
It’s a downward spiral.