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Old Posted Jan 29, 2008, 6:31 PM
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Lets face it the typical North American subdivision is our version of the developing world's shanty towns or favelas. They are where we house the generic cogs of our society. Living in a high end community close to the city is a privilege for the wealthy and the avante garde. If we did not subsidize infrastructure and social programs to these suburban squatter settlements they would be just as degenerated as everywhere else in the world. I can understand that there is some need to velarize this type of development to maintain higher living standards, but to what extent. People buy housing in these places because it is cheap and offers quantifiable space. If they really had wealth or taste I doubt that these subdivisions would be their first choice to locate. I am not belittling the suburbs I am just calling it the way that it is.

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