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capitalists reinventing public services poorly is one of my favorite tropes

@yogthos Nah what you do is buy all the back yards in an area and then rent them back out for an annual fee when people move in. "You can have just the house, or for an extra annual payment of ONLY $2,999.99, you can have the spacious back yard to go with it! And for only another $999.99, we'll throw in our in-house lawn care service!"

@yogthos I love this because her whole goal is to keep everyone else out of it. No poors in her “private backyard”

New year. Out with the old business model, in with the new business model. [CW: classism] 

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@Anke Some city parks do have fences and are closed to the public at night

@miramarco @Anke dog parks in particular, you want them fenced so you can let the dog off the leash safely

@yogthos I think she means a park where she won't have to be near poor people

@Yza @yogthos If you read through the thread a bit on Twitter, it turns out that's exactly what she means, she says it several times in slightly different words

@zacanger @yogthos Thanks for the confirmation. I wasn't going to go look it up myself. Can't say I'm shocked

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on the one hand this is dumb as hell but on the other hand imagine how funny it would be to watch a WeWork-for-backyards startup crash and implode

@yogthos Yeah the thing about capitalism is that this business will fail if it even gets off the ground because no one will pay for it.

@yogthos Capitalism comes up with a lot of dumb ideas but then they die because they're dumb ideas.

@yogthos fuck off to everyone who thinks unleashed dogs belong in public parks tho

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