Category Archives: Loaded Language

Terms that implicitly connote a very laoded political or economic view.

Blog # 65 – The Scammification of Good Ideas


Progressive Planning and the Scammification of Good Intentions: 13 endangered ideas in urban affairs “Watch what you say,” and particularly how you say it, if you want to make sure your meaning is clear. The language of urban planning and … Continue reading

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Blog #61 – The Naturalization of Gentrification and Markets


Naturalizing Gentrification and Markets[1] Naturalizing “gentrification,” using the word as if it describes an active “it,” speaking of it as a natural process, conceals its actual causes : a process by which particular live persons and groups act in particular … Continue reading

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Blog #60 Toward a Housing Strategy for New York 1


Notes Towards a Housing Strategy for New York City That there Is a housing crisis in New York City for the majority of its residents, and particularly severe for lower income and “discriminated-against minority groups,” hardly requires further documentation.[1] And … Continue reading

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Blog #58b: From Civil Rights to Human Rights via Transformative Rights.


  Blog #58b: From Civil Rights to Human Rights via Transformative Rights.   The issues raised by the discussion of utopias in Blog #58a: From Immediate Demands to Utopias via Transformative Demands, have a striking parallel in the discussion about … Continue reading

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Blog #58a: From Immediate Demands to Utopias via Transformative Demands.


Blog 58a: From Immediate Demands to Utopias via Transformative Demands. The Occupy movement was frequently criticized for not making immediate and concrete programmatic demands. The movement challenging climate change and calling for society to become managed along ecological lines is … Continue reading

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Blog #57 – – “Public” opinion and the innocent media.


Blog #57 – “Public” opinion and the innocent media. N. Gregory Mankiw, professor of economics at Harvard. writes: “Media owners generally do not try to mold the population to their own brand of politics. Instead, like other business owners, they … Continue reading

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Blog # 55c – The Blocked Questions on Inequality.


Blog # 55c – The Blocked Questions on Inequality. [Blog #55a has tried, in outline form, to explain the existence of inequality in the U.S.A.] [Blog #55b has asked mores specifically how that inequality came about and why it is … Continue reading

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