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red_pepper wrote

Gentrification is the word you're looking for, and yeah that's a legitimate concern.

The commune can mitigate this problem by implementing antigentrification measures to keep property values low. On the less extreme end, the tenant union and housing cooperative can play a big part in this by disincentivizing landlords with low rents and harsh pro-tenant contracts. Service unions can also play a big role in making those trendy little storefronts too expensive to run. On the more extreme end, radical concepts like depaving, vandalism, rewilding, and direct action against yuppies are also possible avenues the commune can take.