Over 200 hundred years ago Thomas Jefferson who penned the Declaration of Independence believed that America would be far better off in a rural setting than urbanization. He also warned us against building large cities such as the likes of London as they would breed demoralization, crime, corruption, violence, racism, growing poverty, drug abuse, house to house and apartment living, stress and unrest and no hope for the future.
Yes, our country would have been far better off if we had followed the words of Jefferson for we could had avoided the urban fallout and the likes of Detroit where “Urban Renewal” imploded like so many other far fetched ideas that dealt with high rise apartment buildings which would end up being destroyed one way or another, and also by their own occupants in places such as New York City. Yet, with big city planners…
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