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wardd
03-23-2011, 01:44 PM
the direction we may be headed in

http://www.authentichistory.com/1865-1897/progressive/riis/index.html

Dan McCosh
03-23-2011, 02:02 PM
What do you mean "headed in?".

wardd
03-23-2011, 02:11 PM
if we don't wake up

we will be a country of absentee owners and renters

Dan McCosh
03-23-2011, 02:20 PM
if we don't wake up

we will be a country of absentee owners and renters ??? Detroit has the highest percentage of owner-occupied homes in the nation, ranks with the worst in general living conditions. NYC still has the poorest Congressional district in the country--mainly renters--which is about the same size as Detroit.

wardd
03-23-2011, 02:22 PM
??? Detroit has the highest percentage of owner-occupied homes in the nation, ranks with the worst in general living conditions. NYC still has the poorest Congressional district in the country--mainly renters--which is about the same size as Detroit.

i miss your point

Dan McCosh
03-23-2011, 02:31 PM
I don't get yours. Is it that poverty is rising? That it never disappeared? There is no mention of renters or housing in the collection cited. Maybe low wages for industrial labor?

wardd
03-23-2011, 02:45 PM
there will be little or no industrial work, but it may become a land of have nots and and those that own all the wealth, more so than it already is

pure social Darwinism