Comment 27718

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted December 02, 2008 at 22:44:10

Jason, I love when you make statements about people that are complete lies. As soon as our friend Eugene ( I called him that because was easier than referring to him as posting #5) mentioned the Paris example, I did a search to learn more about the history of the city. During this research, I learned about the Baron and his place in the history of Paris' development. Therefore, my response to Eugene was done so with full knowledge of Mr.Haussmann, (which by the way was spelled incorrectly, but then again, maybe that's his real name, who's to know?), but why believe me when you can just as easily throw out falsehoods.

With regard to Paris being a great example of what central planning can do, what about the fact that Paris has 12 million people? Any city with 12 million people is by default an important city that will attract attention. What about the fact that it has over a thousand years of history to draw upon? Most importantly, what about the fact that it has a vibrant private sector driven economy. When people talk about Paris, they don't talk about the grandness of its flat profile, they talk about its restaurants, its shopping, its museums and cathedrals.

Take away the central planning and Paris would still be an impressive city, probably even more so.

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