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Gentrification Never Existed

Posted by Michael Dolan on January 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

          It’s big undefined blob of a word that obscures rather than illuminates.  Gentrification is a metaphor and a poorly applied one.  Plenty of studiers show it does not exist as people use the term, according to author John Buntin.

 

          “As for displacement—the most objectionable feature of gentrification—there’s actually very little evidence it happens. In fact, so-called gentrifying neighborhoods appear to experience less displacement than nongentrifying neighborhoods,” he writes.

 

          His article is well sourced.  Check it out: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/01/the_gentrification_myth_it_s_rare_and_not_as_bad_for_the_poor_as_people.html

 

 

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