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
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