Can Private Industry Abolish Slums?

Can Private Industry Abolish Slums?

Many well-intentioned Americans are deceiving themselves and the public when they speak of abolishing the slums. The slums can be abolished, but not in the way they suggest.

A number of programs have been proposed to end the scandal of inhuman housing for the poor. I specifically want to address myself to the theory that some kind of partnership between government and the private sector will solve the problem, because I believe that this theory is an illusion. It will not work.

Although my analysis is radical, it can be documented in the official statements of the United States government.