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Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Counterproductive Welfare State

A new book gives LA-area specifics about the phenomenon frequently cited by economist Thomas Sowell, who notes the politically-correct policies in San Francisco and surrounding communities that back-fire, driving rents and home prices into the stratosphere.  Low income people are forced into slums or completely out of town, preserving the area as a feel-good enclave for wealthy liberal-progressives.