American media reduces rise of far-right as reaction to communism, but there's more to it than that. By focusing on fascism as a right-wing, marginally anti-capitalist, pro-status quo middle class movement, it allows for different culture permutations. It offers a more universal explanation for a phenomenon that is indeed happening all over the world.
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Supply and demand doesn't effect housing the way people think. We must look to centralized urban planning to solve the housing crisis.
California's Housing Bill SB50 won't be voted on until next year, but it foreshadows how impotent politicians are towards housing in the face of Capital.
Christian Patterson 2018-11-27 Underground Mall The time for challenging gentrification as a material, economic force has passed. We used to ask "how do we stop gentrification?". Or in more technical language, "how do we stop the flow of capital from the outside (suburbs) to the inside (cities)?" or sometimes the flow of capital from the … Continue reading Gentrification is a Symptom of Concentrated Capital
Christian Patterson 2018-11-25 Underground Mall (Happy Thanksgiving!) South Park Republicans was an often evoked idea throughout the 2000s. It signified the strain of libertarianism, or pseudo-libertarian thinking, that would transition to the Ron Paul side of Republicans in 2008. Now, South Park Republicans as a societal movement don't really exist anymore, due to the Ron … Continue reading Family Guy liberals – the inverse of South Park Republicans