Clearly, some things are more sensitive than others for YouTube.
Peter Moskowitz has written a book on “Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood”, titled “How to Kill a City”. It’s available on Kindle for some 11 Euro.
There is a matching article in The Atlantic, The Steady Destruction of America’s Cities. Based on observations in Detroit, San Francisco, New York and Post-Katrina New Orleans, he tries to explain the process of Gentrification and distinguish it from urban renewal or other forms of change that are frequent in cities.
While urban renewal, the suburbanization of cities, and other forms of capital creation are relatively easy to spot (a highway built through a neighborhood is a relatively obvious event), gentrification is more discreet, dispersed, and hands-off,” he writes. Moskowitz adds to the growing canon aimed at understanding and explaining the process of gentrification, and he not so subtly suggests that while gentrification naturally brings some improvements to a city,including more people and money, it also frequently kills some cultural traditions and diversity, the precise characteristics that make cities so dynamic and desirable in the first place.
Kamergotchi, het ideale spel voor de betrokken kiezer. Hou je lijsttrekker zo lang mogelijk in leven door hem eten, aandacht of kennis te geven. Zoveel politieke invloed had je nog nooit!
In Germany, the Bundesrat has asked for a relaxation (article in German) of the new Drone regulations to better accomodate Model Plane Flying as a sport.
Meanwhile, in China, we get flying flame throwers. I want one:
It’s written “Alt-Right”, but it is pronounced “American Nazis”. Here’s a catalog of the Silicon Valley Geek variant of common misogynistic racist asshole.
In 2006, British author Peter York wrote a book, Dictator Chic, in which he identified all the design characteristics that autocrats’ homes have in common: gaudy gold-detailing, faux 18th-century French furniture, buildings of ludicrous scale and more. As York writes, President Donald Trump’s Manhattan penthouse would fit right in. Here’s a closer look at the aesthetic style of dictator’s past—the glass and the marble, the mirrors and the self-portraits—and how Trump’s own style compares.
From the HHOS-Dept: Actual Trump Quotes, 50ies sexist ads.