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By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted February 08, 2009 at 19:44:28

LL, >> But do you really believe this "vertical suburban sprawl" environment embodies evolutionary progress? Do you really believe it's 400 years more "advanced" than the architecture and civic form of the Gothic or Baroque periods?

Not really, but it really doesn't matter what I think. I believe that people who pay the bills should get to decide the type of home that is best for them. Not politicians, not urban design experts, but the people who work hard, save their money and by any measure of fairness, should be allowed to live the way they want to.

However, if you believe that people would like to live in the styles of buildings that you reference, why not try building a few and see what the response is? If you can deliver high quality homes at reasonable prices, you will make consumers happy and you will get rich.

Furthermore, I am not saying that one type of home is better than another, but only that consumers should have as much choice as possible. That way, you end up with a mix of buildings, that suit every budget and style preference. No top down planning, only individual freedom.

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