We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Part of the problem was the very design of the projects. Aping the bad ideas of Swiss architect Le Corbusier (Theodore Dalrymple suggests “Le Corbusier was to architecture what Pol Pot was to social reform”), CHA planners had created islands of social pathology lacking almost all human connections.
This will probably sound ignorant and horribly anti-intellectual, but I have always been suspicious of "science" that relies largely on the parsing of words and/or guess work about the workings of societies long vanished. I certainly can understand anthropology from the perspective of biology, archeology, architecture, etc., as a comcept but it seems to me that anthropologists aren't a necessary "science discipline" and not essential to proper science and, in fact, duplicate a lot of work that other, harder scientists do. The fact that anthropologists are jumping up and down frothing about the mouth about the lack of the work "science" in their mission statement kind of proves the point. They aren't "scientists" at all, but desperately want to be.
Interesting chart on the Debt Limit. I noticed that during WWII, the debt limit was very low so war spending must not have been subject to the debt limit. Fair enough. The graph continues to skyrocket up during W's terms. I wonder if WOT spending was subject to the debt limit.
In any case, it clearly shows how we have changed our view of passing off debt to the next generations over the last forty years or so.