Whose 'American Dream' Is It?

Wendell Cox and the 'Preserving the American Dream' conference arrive in Cincinnati.
November 17, 2003, 6am PST | David Gest
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"[N]ational and local critics of public transit and controlled development [will soon] convene in Cincinnati. Their mission: Defend the 'American dream'...That dream 'has to do with home ownership, largely,' says anti-smart growth guru Wendell Cox. 'It has to do with all people being able to achieve a standard of middle-class affluence'...The conference features panels exploring such issues as home ownership, mobility, economic development and 'hope, opportunity and freedom.'" Some in Cincinnati are not happy about the upcoming event. "Glen Brand, Midwest representative for the Sierra Club and local light rail advocate, says such discussions 'show no balance at all.'" While Cox asserts that "smart growth proponents practice a 'naive civic religion' that's anti-affluent, anti-growth and anti-automobile,' [Brand counters by declaring] that Cox is nothing more than an 'itinerant anti-public transportation gun-for-hire.'"

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Published on Friday, October 14, 2005 in Cincinnati CityBeat
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