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.
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