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novoblade  ·  234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: America’s Millennials Are Waking Up to a Grim Financial Future

The collective political strength of NIMBYs has led to soaring housing prices across the country, increasing automation has reduced employment and force people with jobs still to work longer hours to justify their positions, and because of the above, there is a growing resentment towards people who look or act different from you.

_refugee_  ·  233 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yea I’ve read this comment so many times and I just don’t see how the first part leads to the second part at all.

tacocat  ·  232 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've read it once and stopped stone cold because I don't know what a NIMBY is and looking it up on my phone is a hassle right now

edricarica  ·  232 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"Not In My Back Yard"

as wikipedia describes it : "a pejorative characterization of opposition by residents to a proposed development in their local area"

mostly it seems to be when middle-class people want, say, a new runway built but don't want their houses to be in the flyover zone, or demand sustainable power but don't wand wind turbines in sight of their gardens.