An excellent oped in the News & Observer exposes how progressivism undermines the ideals it claims to support — in this case, how trendy, progressive Chapel Hill drives out (or keeps out) less affluent people.
Chapel Hill likes to pose as a champion of the poor. But Michael Jacobs explains how Chapel Hill’s policies and regulations drive up the cost of housing, making it unaffordable for anyone who isn’t solidly middle class. He even points out how light-rail plans will burden the city with an expensive boondoggle that will likely be obsolete before the first passenger rides it.
It’s an excellent piece. Jacobs vividly points out progressivism’s fatal contradictions.