How to Defeat Trump in 2020 — Build Bigger Better Cities

What I found out is, it’s the cities.

Think of it this way:

Democrapples & Republicapples

Take Another Look

But what if you cut an apple east-to-west. It looks like a star.

A Long Term Solution

It seems like if we want to prevent ass-hats from running the country, we need to move people out of rural and suburban areas and into cities. There seems to be three ways to do that.

1. Make Cities Amazeballs

If you live in a city, take pride in your city and make it a beautiful and welcoming place. Welcome and include new transplants from the burbs and the hinterlands and show that you don’t hate immigrants, even domestic ones.

2. Make Cities Ultra Affordable

Cities are expensive. If you ask someone, “Why don’t you move to Denver/NYC/SF/etc?” the answer you’ll most likely get is “The rents are high there. The cost of living is expensive.” And they are right. The rent is too damn high. Food and other necessities are also prohibitively expensive.

3. How? — Start or Join a YIMBY Chapter

A YIMBY is a “Yes In My Back Yard” progressive. It means you are for growing and improving your city. It means you welcome immigrants from other countries and transplants from other cities and places in the US. It means you support tenants right, but you know that gentrification is caused primarily by a lack of housing, not by high wages and new transplants.

Cities in Swing States — We’re Looking at You!

These three actions are important for cities everywhere, but it is especially important that medium to large-sized cities in swing states start making big and dramatic changes.

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Educator, Founder, Engineer. Interested in Evidence Based Education and Solving BIG Problems.