The Nation: Regulating the Dream...

"A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage" once signaled the worldly limits of the American dream. Now many U.S. families can hardly function without at least two cars, and so overfulfilled is the dream that at least one community has found it necessary to regulate it. To ease the four-wheel clutter in the streets, the Cincinnati suburb of Green Township now requires all new houses to be built with two-car garages.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!