Social Democracy and Suburbanization

  • Aaron Gurwitz
Part of the Palgrave Studies in American Economic History book series (AEH)


By any measure, at the turn of the twenty-first century, New York was, by a large margin, the least suburbanized populous metropolitan area in the northeastern quadrant of the United States. This chapter considers a range of explanations for this difference and concludes that, for the most part, the outcome is the effect of extensive local, state, and Federal government intervention in the City’s housing market.


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