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steve  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Charles Marohn: America's Growth Ponzi Scheme

    All he really needs to say is "developer grift" which only exists because we needed to stitch two coasts together to keep the British at bay.

I appreciate this additional commentary and viewpoint. If I understand you correctly, it's not that you're saying the author is "incorrect" as much as he's just missing HUGE parts of the story.

kleinbl00  ·  400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think he's missing the part where there's fuckall we can do. The forces leading to sprawl are economic and they are historic and the massive changes necessary to fix things are fundamentally inapplicable to American culture as we know it.