When I first came across this old WPA poster, I had to laugh. Government, through planned housing, was going to “cure” juvenile deliquency. We all know how that turned out. Not only did government not make a bad situation better, it made it much, much worse. Doing a little research, I discovered just how tragic the consequences have been:
No one, and I mean no one, should have to live that way. But what’s the answer? To liberals it is always “give the government more money.” But as with everything from the stimulus bill to public education – to public housing we’ve seen that giving the government more money doesn’t neccessarily translate into better outcomes.
On a brighter note, what government couldn’t do, capitalism did: