Comment 53175

By JonC (registered) | Posted December 15, 2010 at 17:50:07

Here are some problems with the fat cat campaign.
a) it was a blanket statement. There are no mega corporations in the neighbourhood, so it only seems to reason that everyone involved in revitalizing the neighbourhood is equally fat-catish. b) no opposing vision was presented either on the stickers or at the web-site, implying that the status quo is good enough. c) not providing a definition of gentrification, leaves all property value increases as gentrification therefore only static or depreciating values are acceptable in the anti-fat-cat movement. d) the stickers were plastered liberally throughout a festival celebrating the resurgence of the neighbourhood that required countless volunteer hours from the "fat-cats" in question. e) the stickers are website were completely anonymous, which is the campaigners' right, but it leaves no outlet for discussion. That is an annoyance.

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