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  •  Very interesting. (1+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat

    How would explain the isolation for so many in walking cities like New York?

    We suburbians have all been nicely filed and mollified, well out loud that is.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 11:55:51 AM PDT

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    •  The "horrors" of living in the cities is (2+ / 0-)
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      part of the suburban paradise myth. Although NewYorkwas emptied of residents via a concerted effort to strip them of services, the cities are now filling up again and New Yorkist back to looking at ten million.
      Another mistake made by the autocrats was putting the "burdens" of racial integration on the backs of the children. Riding school buses got them used to the comforts and reliability of public transportation. So, now there is growing support for such amenities while segregated high occupancy lanes have never caught on.
      That the opposition to municipal services and the desirable densities to make them cost-effective was never sincere can be seen from what actually was developed in and around the nation's Capital, where the politicians actually live.
      There's this theory that people living in crowded quarters leads to crime. It is this theory which is justifying the Pentagon planning for major population uprisings as the rising seas constrict the available land. People living in crowded conditions does increase the need for public health services, utility services, waste management, etc. and when these aren't provided, it sends a message to the criminal element (the illegal exploiters) that the authorities don't care and exploitation of all kinds can be perpetrated with
      impunity.
      Some people do suffer from agora phobia. In people who go from place to place in their cages on wheels, it is not so noticeable. Also, people with no sense of direction fear going anywhere on their own. GPS seems to be helping with that. :)

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 02:26:47 PM PDT

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