Obama's HUD to Expand Middle Class

How? Just move people from low income neighborhoods into middle class neighborhoods. This brilliant stratagem is being promoted by Shaun Donovan, Obama's newly appointed head of HUD. According to Donovan, the middle class is the middle class because they have all the advantages of living in middle class neighborhoods. After all, middle class neighborhoods have better  "schools, jobs, transportation, and other important neighborhood resources that can play a role in helping people move into the middle class." Move people from low income neighborhoods with poor "assets" into neighborhoods with good "assets" and presto  they will have middle class jobs and all the other "assets" of being in the middle class. Not only is this economically sound, it follows from the moral principle that every American has  the right "to choose to live in a community they feel proud of." That being the case, not only is it immoral to discriminate on the housing front on the basis of...(Read Full Post)