Mar 29, 2022·edited Mar 29, 2022Liked by Maurice Frank

Classical music doesn’t exactly “force” out drug addicts. It shifts who feels welcome and at home, nudging demographic mix and probably preferred activities in multiple ways. Hopefully if someone really needs shelter, music wouldn’t put them entirely off. Unless it emboldens entitled people to be abusive of others, which is possible. A petite east European friend and I talking professionally in the restaurant car of the ICE Brussels to Berlin got lambasted in German for being “too loud”. On a previous trip on the same route the same woman had coffee dumped on the book she was reading when she left it in a compartment for a few minutes.

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