Curing Cities

Why do big, prosperous cities— Chicago, for the most blatant ex- ample—have such frightful local governments? A Hottentot could give the answer; the electorates do not care.

But political economists care, and of all political economists, none cares more intensely than Dr. Augustus Raymond Hatton of Cleveland. Dr. Hatton has taught poli- tical science at Western Reserve University since 1907, has served on Cleveland's city council since 1924. When he announced last week that he was leaving Cleveland, the reason was his deep interest in good city...

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