“Gentrifiers focus on aesthetics, not people. Because people, to them, are aesthetics. […] Hipsters want rubble with guarantee of renewal. They want to move into a memory they have already made. […] Gentrification spreads the myth of native incompetence: That people need to be imported to be important, that a sign of a neighbourhood’s “success” is the removal of its poorest residents.”
The peril of hipster economics of
Sarah Kendzior. One of the best pieces about gentrification I’ve ever read.