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Dolores Hayden and Daniel Miller on urban rural idylls

Urban historian Dolores Hayden delivered a damning attack on US housing policy in her contribution to the Tate Modern's 'Thinking the City' symposium, revealing that the cost of tax subsidies to big developers in the late 1960s cost the Federal Government more than US$750 million (£543million) - 10 times its housing and poverty programme. The 'power of real-estate, banking and construction on legislation' remains endemic today, says Hayden.

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