NIMBY is just one specific physical manifestation of a broader mentality of stasis. There is also: 

  • NIMEY—Not In My Election Year 
  • NIMTOO—Not In My Term Of Office 
  • LULU—Locally Undesirable Land Use 
  • NOPE—Not On Planet Earth 
  • CAVE—Citizens Against Virtually Everything 
  • BANANA—Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything 

One upshot of this current Zeitgeist of community-enforced social stasis is that our physical infrastructure won’t get much better anytime soon.

From: Tyler Cowen, The Complacency Class:The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream