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A Gentrifluctuation Joke

August 21, 2010

A widely recognized pattern of habitation is that areas of high income and areas of low income border each other.  These borders may have some gradation, but they’re usually sharply defined.  As the two areas grow more distinct, the accumulation of wealth in the high income neighborhood decreases the wealth in the low income neighborhood, and vice versa.  Nowhere is this more apparent than in Palo Alto, where the wealthiest residents live by the creek under the two-story modern mansion rooftops and the junkies live in the creek under the bridges.

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