In cities across the world, rent is going up, housing prices are skyrocketing and more people than ever are homeless. For the wealthy elite, however, times have never been better. Voters in Seattle revolted by electing a socialist to city council and supporting plans to tax the rich. But efforts to stoke a political revolution in Vancouver haven’t yet succeeded.
In This Series
Seattle’s Housing Crisis Caused a Political Revolution. Is Vancouver Next?
Award-winning author and contributor Geoff Dembicki interviewed more than 20 experts from both cities. First in a series.
How Developers Sway Vancouver Elections
Despite new campaign donation laws, their influence isn’t over. Second in a series.
Why People Screwed By The Housing Crisis Don’t Vote
Meanwhile, wealthy homeowners turn out reliably to protect their interests at city hall. Third in a series.
The Socialist Activists Fighting Amazon In Seattle
And their advice for Vancouver. Fourth in a series.
Why Vancouver’s Election Is a Referendum on Unchecked Capitalism
In October, voters will decide if City Hall belongs to the rich, or the rest. Last in a series.