You Read It Here First

Written by Frum Forum Editors on Saturday June 13, 2009

Back in February, here at, David Frum argued for downsizing our cities and pulling down homes in abandoned or depopulated neighborhoods:

Think of it as "exurban renewal" - a 21st century counterpart to the slum clearances of the 1940s and 1950s...

Now, the Daily Telegraph reports that the Obama administration is considering plans to bulldoze abandoned neighborhoods in depopulated cities. The strategy, first adopted in Flint, Michigan, would help troubled cities survive by concentrating their services to a smaller, more viable area.

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