“privatized housing violates democracy”
Yes, because public housing is always superior to private housing, right? What an absurd suggestion.
The College Fix reports:
UMass economist blames ‘privatized housing’ for Florida condo collapse
A professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has blamed “privatized housing” for the recent collapse of a Florida condo building, further charging that it “violates democracy.”
The 12-story condo building Champlain Towers South partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida, on the early morning of June 24.
The current death toll, according to several press reports, is at 27, with over 100 more people currently unaccounted for.
An investigation into the cause of the building’s collapse is ongoing.
But Richard Wolff, retired economics professor and author of the books “Understanding Socialism,” “Understanding Marxism,” and “The Sickness in the System,” wrote on Twitter on June 30 that he knows the real culprit.
Miami's collapsed condo shows: privatized housing violates democracy. Only condo owners voted to defer building repair. Delivery workers, condo visitors, repairers knew nothing, didn't vote, risked injury, death. As irreducibly social, housing must be run democratically by all.
— Richard D. Wolff (@profwolff) July 1, 2021
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