Burning up the Snowbelt

A revealing report favors more migration to the South and West

"Ridiculous!" scoffed Jake Godbold, mayor of Jacksonville. "Idiocy!" exclaimed Robert McCabe, president of Detroit Renaissance, the city's urban revitalization organization. For once, the contentious spokesmen for the Snowbelt and the Sunbelt were agreed on something: they were outraged by the draft of a presidential report on urban policy that was leaked to the press last week in an obvious attempt to discredit it. Probably the most controversial of a package of proposals to be presented to President Carter on Jan. 16 by the...

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