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The Price of Paradise
Author: David Dante Troutt

ISBN: 9780814760550
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 2 January 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.5
Description:
Many American communities, especially the working and middle class, are facing chronic problems: fiscal stress, urban decline, environmental sprawl, failing schools, mass incarceration, political isolation, disproportionate foreclosures, and severe public health risks. In The Price of Paradise, David Dante Troutt argues that it is a lack of what he calls "regional equity" in our local decision making that has led to this looming crisis now facing so many cities and local governments. Unless we adopt policies that take into consideration all class levels, he argues, the underlying inequity affecting poor and middle class communities will permanently limit opportunity for the next generations of Americans.    ­      ­    Arguing that there are "structural flaws" in the American dream, Troutt explores the role that place plays in our thinking and how we have organized our communities to create or deny opportunity. Through a careful presentation of this crisis at the national level and also through on-the-ground observation in communities like Newark, Detroit, Hous...

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