Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Atlantic's Take on the N-word

Megan McArdle, senior editor of The Atlantic, talks windmills and Walmarts and the N-word:

Ms. McArdle assures her readers that they're not NIMBYs to think that stranding "a whole lot of people with a whole lot of problems in a pretty small neighborhood" makes problems even worse for the homeless and neighbors alike.
"But the fact remains that a lot of the homeless people hang out in what passes for the area's park space between meals, and more than a few spend the day drinking single-serving beers from the area's many liquor stores." 
Sounds like she was describing Cass Park, but she was writing about Washington, DC.

A lot of the few hundred residents who live in the immediate vicinity of Cass Park are living paycheck to paycheck, and this weekend's event gave them trouble getting to work, to church -- even just getting out for groceries or to do some laundry. 

And for what it's worth, when I finally made it out to the only liquor store here that remained open after the concert ended I found a line of people upset that all the beer coolers were completely empty.  A dry event, but the other liquor stores that weren't open must have sold out of beer as well, which explains the Milwaukee's Best cans littering the street:

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