Gentrification: A Blessing or a Plague? Tyler Castle | March 5, 2015 | Economics For those of us living in any one of America’s large cities (New York, Washington, etc.), gentrification is likely a term we are familiar with. Over the last decade or so, these cities—many of which had become known for their high levels of poverty and crime—have... Read More Tyler Castle Tyler Castle is the director of AEI's Initiative on Faith & Public Life. He is a graduate of Westmont College and a former John Jay Institute Fellow.