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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Anti-Development Crisis


The depression didn't start on Wall Street; it started in Flint, Michigan several decades ago. Thirty years ago, city elders in the Rust Belt announced their plan to rescue economic elites from the sinking ship of car manufacture. Ominously dubbed "Shrinking Cities," the plan evicted tax-delinquent working-class people from their homes and resold the remaining houses on double-wide lots..., (my article continues at the Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jo-guldi/the-anti-development-cris_b_392743.html
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2 Comments:

Blogger DavidG said...

Really strong, thought-provoking as always. Congrats on Huff-Po. Also appreciate how the comments on the post (first comment right off) show how super-public things like Huff-Po can create a forum for academics and others to speak to each other. Happy holidays.

2:03 PM  
Blogger fwojtysiak said...

digger derricksVery true unfortunetly. Michigan has gotten it theworst, I think. Thanks for the link.Kudos

8:05 AM  

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