Blame It On Sprawl

Blackouts, obesity, heart disesase, diabetes, asthma, depression, drug abuse, poverty, crime, substandard schooling -- sprawl is being demonized for all of society's ills.
September 10, 2003, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"It's no joke that development is being demonized for every ill, from drug abuse to obesity... Compared to the tenements and flats of yesteryear, single-family homes with private yards represent a huge leap in progress. This is hardly a new phenomenon. Upward mobility has been our societal course since the Industrial Revolution. Our unsurpassed technological progress — both economic and agricultural — has allowed us to venture beyond the city in search of clearer air, cleaner water, greener land, safer streets, and better schools. And I, for one, am not about to relinquish that choice willingly."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 in Mackinac Center For Public Policy
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