Megan McArdle to gentrifiers who want to preserve her quiet Victorian neighborhood of row houses from condo converters: You don't own a neighborhood. You had it for four years and did nothing with it!
McArdle is for the conversions although she figures she'll win either way. She didn't buy the house for its history, architecture, neighborhood ambiance, or sense of community. Like everything else in life its purpose is to make her richer.
I hope P. Suderman, boy wingnut-welfare recipient, never loses his job.