The wonders of city politics

 Musical slums: what happens when urban renewal hits a slum. The tenant’s houses are marked for clearance and the tenant moves to a slum very similar in appearance and safety, but slightly farther away and always even less desirable. The area marked for urban renewal is then often used for commercial enterprises.1

1 City Politics: the Political Economy of Urban America, by Dennis R. Judd and Todd Swanstrom, p 137 in the sixth edition

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