National Affairs: Seeking Shelter

As the candid awe of the recent Russian farm delegation indicated, the U.S. need have no doubts about the skill of its agricultural production. Housing is another matter. For two decades before the end of World War II, the U.S. fell behind badly. Since then, a housing boom has gone far to close the gap, but whether its quality matches its quantity is still questionable. Last week a visit by ten top Russian housing administrators provided some interesting insights.

Invited by the National Association of Home Builders, the Russians arrived in Washington for a...

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