Some countries have public/state run child care right? That is free or heavily subsidized? Does anyone have experience with those systems?
@moreadventurous Yup, that is correct! Most agricultural subsidies for corn are for corn breeds that can be turned into animal feed, corn syrup, or ethanol. You don't eat it. The subsidies for fruits and vegetables that humans can actually consume are much smaller -- according to that Washington Post article, not even 1% of all farming subsidies.
@ronswansonluva Some can liners have BPA, which is an endocrine disruptor. I don't know if it's been linked to cancer too.
@HelloTheFuture Yeah. It's kinda racist/classist. Perhaps accurate for people in the Arlington bubble but eh :/
Ughh why put DC on the best cities for millennials list if the "best neighborhood" is not even IN DC?
@Kate Upon rewatching that episode after I started working, it was the first time I thought, "oh my god... I should be doing something else with my money."
@HelloTheFuture And it makes him, however unintentionally, into a sort of kinder-hearted thief. Those folks lost their wallets but didn't have to fight any fraudulent charges on their credit cards!
@the_famou_boat That's a good point. Just after a certain point, it's so absurd - how many luxury condo developments does DC need? There is still new housing going up all the time, and none of it is truly affordable. Real estate developers could still make money (though admittedly not as much) by building moderately, affordable priced apartment buildings. They would fill up in a heartbeat.
I would love to know what folks think these specific regulations should be! I live outside DC (can't really afford to live IN it) so the original Jacobin article was interesting and irksome. I got the sense that the author lives in the H St corridor, which has definitely gentrified in recent years so... a little bit of pot kettle black happening. But I think about this a lot and I don't know what the solution would look like.
@Ester Bloom Hasn't he written for the Billfold about exactly this in his real life? Anti-gentrification isn't altruistic. Not even close. You want to be able to move to a cool neighborhood and keep rents low to your own benefit while denying others the choice you've made. Uh I'm pretty sure being "anti-gentrification" would mean wanting to be able to move to a livable ("cool") neighborhood with decent schools and keep rents low enough for ALL people, original or native residents and newcomers alike.