Capitalists are already using the state to reshape our cities — we need to wield it in a radically different way to serve the interests of working people.
Samuel Stein is a geography PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, and author of the forthcoming book Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State.
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