Would it Be Moral to Allow American Cities
to Become Middle Class Again?
Can We Find a Viable Alternative to Poverty in America?
The idea of change is a complicated one. To address the idea of change in New York City is even more complicated. There is a law, Rent Stabilization, that prevents change from taking place. This aspect of the law is never discussed and the misunderstanding of the law and the fear of change is so pervasive that the law was extended by the NY State Legislature for eight years in June, 2003.
However, in thinking about possible change for New York City, the question of what happens to the poor is a natural continuation. We have come to accept that poverty in America belongs in our Cities. There is now a strong demand by the middle class to return to cities and to a more urban environment. New communities that are being built are designed to replicate the urban environment. Why not give them the real thing? This would involve America making the decision that it was a worthy goal to encourage our cities to return to the middle class and upper middle class that they once were. It also would require finding an alternative to poverty.
The bottleneck of poverty in our cities can be cleared and I believe it would be in the best interests of all Americans - poor, rich and middle class. In addition, I believe it would be in the best interests of all Americans to try not only to empower those who are poor to improve their lives, but to allow for a degree of “wealth” by encouraging the ownership of real estate by as many Americans as possible, including the “poor”.
Please visit my website Community Living Centers for a complete overview of what I feel is the best solution to poverty in America's cities.
Respectfully Submitted By:
Donald S. Weiss
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