February 13, 2009
Salsich on Diversity in Housing
Peter W. Salsich (Saint Louis Univ.) has posted Toward a Policy of Heterogeneity: Overcoming a Long History of Socioeconomic Segregation in Housing on SSRN. Here's the abstract:
This article focuses on the exclusionary effects of land use regulation on housing availability and cost. Recent research by economists and others highlighting such effects is examined. The histories of parallel efforts to provide housing for low- and moderate-income families as well as persons with disabilities are reviewed. The article recommends that legislation be enacted that elevates affordable housing for low- and moderate-income to a level of national concern similar to national policies favoring efficient transportation, as well as protecting coastal and wetland areas and endangered species.
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Same old song: we the academics know better than you, the people who live in your already stable neighborhoods. We will now propose yet more federal governmental interference into your local laws, over your and the local leaders' objections. Because let's be honest: we know you live where you do because you don't want to be near "others" and quite frankly, that's not fair and is indicative of the your Euro roots.
One could make a living and lifetime pointing out this gobbledygook...this relentlessly steady stream of socialistic, revisionist hogwash incessantly dreamed up by people who almost universally don't have to live in or with the neighborhoods and people that will be affected by the promulgated policies. From failed premises to misguided analyses of human nature, the beat goes on.
Posted by: gompers | Feb 13, 2009 8:31:49 AM