Today the city of Chicago is closing the last of the famed Cabrini Green low income highrises, the original "projects", upon which a decade of misguided public housing projects were based. Overseen by famed mayor Richard Daley, they were opened with high hopes for the city's poor, primarily African Americans, but quickly turned into a new type of urban jungle, known more for gang wars and killings than upward mobility.
Being the symbol that they were, and with most of my extended
Initially I posted this as and Off Topic forum thread. Because of it's length, I probably should have posted it as a blog. I hope this peice engenders some thought. In case you've been living in a cave, the Great Recession is changing fundamental aspects of American life, just as the Great Depression did. Is it time for us to question our preconceptions about the society in which we live? This blog is about something that has interested me for a long time, which is our wink-nod relationship with