Earlier this year, 2018, we received news we have grown accustom to namely, rent-hike displacement.
"Redwood City Tenants
The New York Times covered this January rally within the context of Trump's and the Republicans', now infamous, tax cuts for the super wealthy. As the captions of the article's photographs put it, we "[protested] rent increases outside a property management office in Redwood City, Calif., where private equity firms have been buying buildings that typically house lower-income workers and marketing the sites toward tenants in the tech industry, raising rents". Where "Sandy Hernandez, who works as a house cleaner and caregiver, is facing a 40 percent increase in her $1,900 rent since her building was bought by investors". We live in one of the wealthiest regions in the wealthiest country in human history, and as far as we can tell, in all the universe. San Mateo County has wealth inequality similar to that of Rwanda, a poor country. This is supposed to be a democracy, who voted for this?