Comment 53143

By Shempatolla (registered) - website | Posted December 15, 2010 at 09:34:41

The people who oppose "gentrification" or "revitalization" don't have any answers to the problems faced by the realities of urban living for economically, educationally challenged people other than the status quo....which is essentially handing out money (paid for by those who do work and pay taxes) with no preconditions or expectations placed on the recipients. We are well into our third generation of people living in a cradle to grave nanny state and the problem isn't getting any better.

Whether you like it or not, economic activity and investment creates jobs. Jobs across the spectrum of talent, education, qualification, expectation. Someone who is a grade ten drop out isn't going to get a $25 an hour job. That's just the way it is. In time and with training once in a lower paying position... maybe. We do a lousy job of matching peoples expectations with economic reality and the ability to just say f&$@ it and let the state pay our way.

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