This is why malls are bad. I mean, aside from the funny smells, bad music, fat people and creepy looking potted plants. The privatization of public space means that we are spending a lot of our time walking around in places that are private property. And on private property, you have no right to free speech. So your ability to express your political ideas to the people around you are seriously damaged if you live in a place where there is no street life and everyone hangs out at the mall. I mean, where would you have a political protest if you wanted to have one? I'm so glad I live in New York.