It is distressing to see how widespread ostentatious wealth has become. The inflated cost of real estate caused by the big money from the tech industry and also many imported cash buyers. Every block has construction vehicles demolishing, remodelling, rebuilding. The wealthy drag along the merely well-to-do. Young families are highly competitive, seeing one another at their children’s schools, measuring their homes and cars against one another. The competition is fierce, polluting the human atmosphere.
– resident of University South