Coffee gives me energy.
Coffee makes me creative.
Is coffee bad for your health? No no no no. Trust me.
A Coffee Shop Came!
Recently, a local but chain coffee shop came to my neighborhood. I was so happy! The location is very convenient, nearby a station, the interior is beautiful, and staffs are kind.
Because of this shop, currently, I rarely go to another local coffee shop where I’d bought a latte almost every day. Sometimes I feel a little bit sorry about that, but the convenience doesn’t allow me to choose another option.
Yesterday morning, I went to this new shop and grab a cup of coffee as usual. When I went out of the shop and walked while drinking the coffee, a sign came into view.
“A Coffee Shop Is Coming Soon”
The sign is about a chain coffee shop from California.
It must be convenient, right?
We will have two new chain coffee shops nearby the station. It must be too convenient to go to the local coffee shop.
So, what will happen the next?
It happens not only in coffee shops but also to all local shops. Restaurant, shoe shops, clothes shops, cafes, supermarkets,,
How many local shops disappeared after I moved to this area?
The area is clearly getting monotonous. I sometimes feel my neighborhood is like a copy of SoHo or West Village. I am satisfied with chain coffee shops. They are mostly in a convenient place and offer standardized service and taste with free Wi-Fi and plugs.
But feel somewhat wrong.
Local or Capitalism?
In June, an interesting bill was introduced. Ron Kim – a New York Assemblyman, proposed to launch digital currencies for supporting the local communities. If it gets passed, the program will offer several trials to encourage residents to support local ecosystems.
According to BHUSHAN AKOLKAR,
“The public document mentions the use of decentralized blockchain technology to “allow us to implement this seamlessly by allowing consumers, citizens, and business owners to trade in and out from dollars to [cryptocurrencies] instantaneously,” and further states that it would have a “significant long-term social impact.””
Will this bill help local shops?
Can blockchain change the capitalism?
I have no idea.
While considering, capitalism is silently eating the city and our heart.
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