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You can work hard to keep up with the Joneses

Ted Balaker
August 2, 2005, 1:22pm

Or you can work on your elected officials to prevent the Joneses from building a house that's bigger than yours: Really? I kind of thought that line about a man's home being his castle was more in line with American values. This is also another example of politicos' inconsistent take on sprawl. They say they hate it, but then they pass sprawl enabling ordinances like this. Here's Siim Soot, research professor at the Urban Transportation Center, University of Illinois at Chicago: Whole article here. More on petty neighborhood tyranny here.

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