Public Transit: Its RACIST!

Yep, seems that the poorer neighborhoods in Boston only have buses, which suck and are slow, while more affluent (figuratively) have Subway access.

Makes me think of my wife’s (then girlfriend) Cambridge apartment. It was a studio. Bed in the living room, and a microscopic kitchen and bathroom…that’s the whole thing! She was paying $1,000 a month for it! Why so expensive? Well it was walking distance from the subway and a shopping center.

Outside of rent control and public housing, if you were to add subway access to a neighborhood the rents go UP, and guess who can’t live there anymore!

Yep, Economics are racist!

h/t Mrs. Weer’d

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3 Responses to Public Transit: Its RACIST!

  1. Lazy Bike Commuter says:

    In one of my geography classes in college, the professor once asked “Does anyone know what ‘gentrification’ is?”

    A student in a Che shirt raised his hand and answered “It’s when they start making improvements to an area to make sure poor people can’t afford to live there any more.

    On the bright side, the teacher pretty much called him an idiot.

  2. Silver the Evil Chao says:

    That’s odd. The T-station that my mom goes to is in a…shady neighborhood.

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