The Nation: HUD's Romney: What Are We Doing?

IN a speech before the Detroit Economics Club two days before the latest housing scandals broke, George Romney, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, made a remarkable admission: he suggested that his agency did not necessarily know what it was doing. There is no agreement, even in principle, about how to deal with ghetto neighborhoods, Romney indicated. Said he: "We need to make the hard analysis that we don't yet know how to solve this mounting crisis of people with problems in our central cities—but we must find out before it is too late. Failure to do so could result in...

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