Greed in the age of super-capitalism meets small town politics.
Surf City, NJ.
Photo one is a landmark that housed four local businesses in the small “business district.” Surf City’s Republican mayor bought it, kicked them out and tore it down… in the town where he is the mayor.
He’s going to build more houses here.
Photo two is the site where said mayor bought another commercially zoned property and is building three identical houses (let’s be clear, these are not homes. They are investments.)
He became the mayor when his friend quietly retired (after being mayor since 1968!) He runs unopposed, owns the largest construction company in town, owns many properties and owns a real estate company in town.
When questioned, he told his constituents to go kick rocks.
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