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Old 07-01-2010, 08:40 PM
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I would sprinkle in words that have to do with Bethlehem specifically. This is the LV forum, we don't really care what happened to Brooklyn or Philadelphia.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by brooklynborndad View Post
You're kidding yourself. There's nothing leftist about it philosophically, but in practice the reality is much different.

I do not know what that sentence means.

And where did I say that this process is started by young professionals? It's started by the over-educated underemployed class and only after they've conquered a neighborhood and driven out the poor do actual professionals start trickling in.

Artists and creative types sometimes move in first. Not always, by any means. And when they do, they are typically employed. I dont know what you mean by underemployed in this context. In a free society they can pursue jobs that the market offers, whether or not you like them. And I believe most are educated to a level appropriate for those jobs.

For someone born in Brooklyn you sure seem to be in denial about the gentrification patterns in the city of your birth.

I think I know far more about it than you do, actually.
I find these sort of discussions interesting, but only with interesting, insightful people. In this case it isn't worth expending the effort only to run afoul of the moderator's wishes, so I'll just let you declare victory.
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