|COHOUSING AFFORDABILITY Conference||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2021 13:45:58 -0800 (PST)|
I’ve been listening to the recordings of the presentations at the Affordability Conference. I registered but wasn’t able to attend on the day. It’s very nice, actually, to listen to the tapes now because I’m more relaxed than I am when I listen real time. While I have reached for the mouse a few times to put a question in the chat, I can relax and stop and start. Nothing is expected of me by anyone else or me of myself. That said, does anyone have an email address for Matt Stannard who spoke on Classism? He was explaining all the ways money influences everyone’s ability to participate equitably in cohousing and elsewhere. I thought everything he presented was accurate but that his focus on money was narrow. Social class has a hierarchical structure but it also has a horizontal structure. Old money vs new money. The education that a tradition brings is as important and sometimes more important than the perpetual trust fund. There are also some interesting studies on how households with equal income and wealth spend both their money and their time. The studies are thus controlled for money and the variations in lifestyle and belief systems are still very wide and not particularly predictable. I think many of us make assumptions about wealth and income based on what we see in a person’s lifestyle when there is no relationship, or little relationship. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.