I love this! You are an amazing writer.
I grew-up with the JLU version of Moore’s story and always thought it was a very deep message to never forget about the idealization we can have of the past, but you’re absolutely right it is a very conflicting message when paired up with Moore’s original inttention.
No, My Poverty Isn’t “Voluntary”
Recently, I wrote an essay about how living in affordable housing has allowed me to stay in the Boston area. Originally, I pitched this as a feature article about how escalating rents are pushing lower and more modest income people out of cities, particularly those in the creative class (but…