Legislation Sucking The Soul Out Of The City

Nick Gillespie bemoans the loss of urban character in the nation's major cities.
September 4, 2006, 5am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"The worst part about Chicago's clampdown on seemingly every urban excess is that it's not even original. One need look only to America's two biggest cities, New York and Los Angeles, to see similar buzz-killing rules firmly in place, with more in the pipeline.

In years gone by, people poured into cities to escape the conformity and monotony of life on the farm or in the small town. Now they go there to frown at aberrant behavior and pick up after their dog."

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Published on Thursday, August 31, 2006 in The Los Angeles Times
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