The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome: Turning Around the Unsustainable American Dream

The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome: Turning Around the Unsustainable American Dream

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by John F. Wasik
     
 

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"John Wasik's The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome offers enough to chew on for three sets of teeth, enough to digest for three stomachs, and then alerts the mind faster than an approaching siren."
—RALPH NADER, consumer advocate

"Get ready for a totally original look at the American dream. Wasik delivers the first truly multidisciplinary examination—using

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"John Wasik's The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome offers enough to chew on for three sets of teeth, enough to digest for three stomachs, and then alerts the mind faster than an approaching siren."
—RALPH NADER, consumer advocate

"Get ready for a totally original look at the American dream. Wasik delivers the first truly multidisciplinary examination—using planning, law, architecture, and history to focus on working solutions that keep the dream alive. This is a winner!"
—PAUL B. FARRELL, JD, PhD, columnist, MarketWatch.com, and author of The Millionaire Code

"This excellent book takes a ground-level look at the causes of our housing crisis and offers myriad ideas on reinventing the concepts of home and community."
—ILYCE R. GLINK, syndicated real estate columnist and author of 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask

"A genuine kick to the head, showing how our individual quests for the biggest house on the hill are destroying our environment, the economy, and our health. But The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome is no dead end. It offers a green, urbanized 'promised land' with real community, more free time, and a higher living standard. It's a masterful blueprint to unpave paradise and restore the world we cherish."
— AURENCE KOTLIKOFF, author of Jimmy Stewart Is Dead: Ending the World's Ongoing Financial Plague with Limited Purpose Banking

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“Wasik’s focuses much of the blame on the‘spurb,’ his term for automobile-dependent sprawlingsuburbs whose only connections to cities are multi-lane highways.He shows how the American dream of moving further from a city tobuy a bigger house and find better schools was a costlyproposition, which was an underlying cause of the crisis. For me,it was a totally new look at the American dream and itscosts.”
—Larry Swedroe, moneywatch.com, February 2011

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470918081
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Bloomberg Series, #123
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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