Business: General Houses

It is notorious that the U. S., most precocious child of the Industrial Revolution, is a laggard in Housing—the business of furnishing cheap and comfortable shelter. Less than half the homes in the U. S. measure up to minimum standards of decency. Surveying U. S. housing in five articles (Feb.-July), FORTUNE laid the blame upon: "The inefficiency and disorder of its management, the dependence upon speculative real-estate dealers which hampers it in its purchases of land, the costliness of its methods, the exorbitant rates of...

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