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A thought-provoking piece in Salon this week delves into the history of grandiose suburban homes, and how they perpetuate a world of inequality and sprawl. It explores the beginnings of gated McMansion communities and the societal consequences, including wars over gas prices, stagnant wages, and longer hours.

Let them eat McMansions! The 1 percent, income inequality, and new-fashioned American excess | Salon