Progressive Agenda Must Include Smart Growth

America and the world are in a grave crisis, says Patrick Doherty, and only "a new American economic engine" can bring about real change.
December 4, 2003, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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A new American economic engine is at the heart of that new strategy. It should be based on metropolitan smart growth rather than suburban sprawl, on waste tax and subsidy-free markets rather than income tax and industrial subsidies, and on renewable and distributed energy rather than fossil fuels and centralized generation. Those three basic changes to our 60 year-old conceptions of land use, tax & subsidies, and energy would restore the spiritual core of the American economy-each generation doing better than the last-as Americans build a new, smarter, sustainable America.

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 in Common Dreams
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