Spaniards fight Wall Street landlords

This one is really quite a complicated collage so strap in. The main image is an old engraving of a striking crowd before a factory; they are clad in bowler hats, cinch-waisted dresses, and other garments of yore, and they brandish hammers, guns, and tools. The image has been altered so that the building they are threatening now bears the logo and wordmark of Cerebus Capital. The sky behind the building has been replaced with the Spanish flag. In the bottom right corner of the image is a grinnin

One of the original sins of the modern economy was sidelining unions and social programs as a path to upward mobility and installing property speculation in their place. Converting the distribution of shelter (a human right and necessity) into a speculative asset had far-reaching consequences, and an eventual violent rupture was…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store