ricocheting around

Steven Welzer
Sep 8, 2023

The American Dream re: the large, modern house on an ample-size suburban plot of land turned out to be isolating … car-centric … expensive.

Disdained.

And then an impulse to flock back into the cities, where things are closer-by. There had been anomie and squalor there, so the city centers were gentrified.

The affluent drove up real estate prices to the point of exclusion.

Younger, not-yet-affluent professionals went to the nearby satellite centers (Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City) … as transients.

Searching.

Suburbs, cities, exurbs, satellite centers … residences, jobs, relationships.

Ever searching.

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Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).