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kleinbl00  ·  107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: On the Clock: Your Office Is Open and the Liquor Is Flowing

Historically, conservative politics lives in the hinterlands while progressive politics lives in the cities. Progressive doesn't necessarily mean liberal, it means "different than the past", and it's due to the network effects. More connections, faster the transformation.

Pricing the progressive politics out of the cities, while also not severing them entirely from the connections they've made, is likely to have some interesting effects on hinterlands politics.

Bill McKibben made this point in Eaarth back in 2010. I don't think he'd change anything about that book, other than the horrifying disregard we've had for the warning signs of impending biosphere collapse.