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No, Bloomberg, Amazon’s ‘factory towns’ will NOT solve inequality, they will be satanic mills for the working class

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Plentiful new jobs at higher wages in places with cheaper housing sounds like a solution to inequality,” investment adviser Conor Sen wrote in a piece for the news agency.

Bloomberg and Amazon are putting such a shine on this idea, it reminds me of those Victorian texts where the working class living on the master’s land would bow and doff their caps every time his carriage passed them on their way to a 14-hour shift in his mine or mill.

Old books are full of those cheery commoners thanking landlords and industrialists for allowing them to live and work in poverty. Have we really come full circle?

Bloomberg believes that Amazon (yes, Amazon) has the solution to the problem of the ‘lower class’. Apparently, “the campaign against economic inequality has put a bullseye on cities” because local governments are being encouraged to raise minimum wages in the US and build more housing – what rotters! Raising wages and building houses is the real problem, according to Bloomberg, which is why cities have an overflow of ‘lower classes’.

According to Bloomberg, Amazon has the solution through new types of communities: burgeoning ‘factory towns’ built around Amazon warehouses. These are reached via glittering new highways that lead away from cities and the wealthy; towards places where it’s cheaper to build, buy and rent housing. What a fantastic idea, Bloomberg and Amazon! No one has ever done........

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