Gentrification isn’t a cultural phenomenon — it’s a class offensive by powerful capitalists.
If the Right wants to cry about class warfare, we should give them something to cry about.
No act of consumption is completely passive, but even the most active types of consumption form a shaky ground for serious left politics.
To put it most unkindly, trap music is adult contemporary for the prosumer age.
The trailers for Elysium promised a class-struggle masterpiece, but for all its triumphs the film's politics don't quite measure up.