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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:33 pm
NSW Housing Minister Carl Scully happens upon a universally-applicable guide to social engineering: if you aren’t prepared to live a certain way, you shouldn’t force others to do so:
Housing Minister Carl Scully today wrote off as bizarre the so-called Radburn developments of the 1970s, and announced a $500 million plan to renew high need public housing estates in the west.
“I don’t think anyone should live in a home that I myself wouldn’t live in,” Mr Scully told reporters at the estate today.
Mr Scully said it would show the way forward for bulldozing most of the large-scale public housing estates in western and south-western Sydney.
He said the experiment on which many old housing estates were based was disastrous. The Radburn idea was based on the separation of cars and pedestrians, with houses turned away from the street to focus on open space and walkways.
Consider how many ‘progressive’ social experiments have been instituted over the past century by people who would not for one second consider living under such conditions.
bah. just demolish the entire thing and sell the land, but this plan isn’t so bad i guess
btw that’s the way to deal with redfern too – demolish it, flog the land, wait five years and voilaPosted by benson swears a lot on 2004 12 14 at 02:26 AM • permalink
“Wha? Who are these people and what have they done with the NSW Labor Party?”
Must have something to do with the latest polls, showing they would be wiped out in a landslide….
Key element for Labor survival, simply become more conservative than the NSW Liberals.Posted by petedenham on 2004 12 14 at 10:44 AM • permalink
hmmm how’s this for a prediction. If you scrape together all of the socially disadvantaged people and put them all in one small area, where the only role models they have are each other you will end up with a social disaster. Works for almost any zone you care to name.
Of course what the latte lefties wanted in the 70s was for those horrid poor people to be moved away from places like Balmain. If you get the government to give them housing you can assuage your conscience into thinking you are doing it for their benefit, not yours.
It would be much better for all of us if people who make laws or try out new social experiments, were forced to live with the results.Posted by CJosephson on 2004 12 14 at 01:56 PM • permalink
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Wha? Who are these people and what have they done with the NSW Labor Party?
And how can I thank them?