The reverse invisible hand

Kotsko’s post reminds me of why schizoanalysis is a solid approach for studying urban redevelopment in South Lake Union. As Eugene Holland writes in the intro to Nomad Citizenship, schizoanalysis gives us a way to explain the relationships between economic dynamics, political dynamics, and psychodynamics. The misery that comes from constantly updating your LinkedIn page, the anxious abandon with which Amazon.com workers devour food from the Whole Foods buffet, are connected to economic and political realities, including the inter-urban competition that produces spaces like SLU.

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