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Solving the Housing Crisis will Require Fighting Monopolies in Construction

U.S. government concerns about great disparities in housing conditions are at least 100 years old. For the first 50 years of this period, U.S. housing crises were widely considered to stem from the failure of the construction industry to adopt new technology -- in particular, factory production methods. The introduction of these methods in many industries had already greatly narrowed the quality of goods consumed by low- and high-income Americans. It was widely known why the industry failed to adopt these methods: Monopolies in traditional construction blocked and sabotaged them. Very little ...
Working Papers , Paper 773

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Doing Development Differently

Soul City, N.C., was a bold experiment in rural North Carolina that collided with the economic and social realities of the 1970s
Econ Focus , Issue 3Q , Pages 26-29

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