Sunday, August 14, 2016

The poor are priced out of housing in Cambridge (just as in Seattle, Silicon Valley, and plenty of other places)

Nowadays even houses houses that were back-to-backs with their front doors opening straight onto the street went for a fortune in the area. The poor moved out to the likes of Milton and Cherry Hinton, but now even the council estates there had been colonized by middle-class university types . . ., which must really piss the poor people off. The poor might always be with us, but Jackson was puzzled as to where they actually lived these days.
Kate Atkinson, Case Histories (New York: Little Brown & Co., 2004), p. 64.

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