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Boom Towns
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Publisher : Stanford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0804792275
Pages : 224 pages
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American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns, Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the root causes of urban decline in order to prescribe remedies that will enable cities to thrive once again. Arguing that commonplace explanations for urban decay misunderstand the nature of our towns, Walters reconceives of cities as dense accumulations of capital in all of its forms—places that attract people by making their labor more productive and their leisure more pleasurable. Policymakers, therefore, must properly define and enforce property rights in order to prevent the flight of capital and the resulting demise of urban centers. Using vivid evocations of iconic towns and the people who crucially affected their destinies, Walters shows how public policy measures which aim to revitalize often do more harm than good. He then outlines a more promising set of policies to remedy the capital shortage that continues to afflict many cities and needlessly limit their residents' opportunities. With its fresh interpretation of one of the American quandaries of our day, Boom Towns offers a novel contribution to the debate about American cities and a program for their restoration.

Boom Towns

American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline

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Boom Town

A brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City—a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny, from award-winning journalist Sam Anderson NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Chicago Tribune • San Francisco Chronicle • The Economist • Deadspin Oklahoma City was born

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Boom Town Boy

A boy and his grandpa hope to strike oil in drought-ridden Oklahoma It’s hot in Oklahoma. There’s no wind, the wells are dry, and the ground is dead. Orvie’s family is doing everything they can to keep their farm going. If they miss a payment on the

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Analysis of Financing Problems in Coal and Oil Shale Boom Towns

Download or read online Analysis of Financing Problems in Coal and Oil Shale Boom Towns written by Denver Research Institute,John S. Gilmore, published by Unknown which was released on 1976. Get Analysis of Financing Problems in Coal and Oil Shale Boom Towns Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Boom Town Blues

Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells of the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, once the uranium capital of the world, which was devastated by the closing of the uranium mines operated by Denison and Rio Algom. The closures and mass layoffs were first announced

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Boom Town

Investigating the personal stories behind the headquarters of the Wal-Mart empire, this examination focuses on the growth of Bentonville, Arkansas--a microcosm of America's social, political, and cultural shift. Numerous personalities are interviewed, including a multimillionaire Palestinian refugee who arrived penniless and is now dedicated to building a synagogue, a Mexican

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Texas Boomtowns

On January 10, 1901, Beaumont awoke to the historic roar of the Spindletop gusher. A flood of frantic fortune seekers heard its call and quickly descended on the town. Over the next three decades, Texas’s first oil rush transformed the sparsely populated rural state practically beyond recognition. Brothels, bordellos and slums

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The Boom Town

Compilation of fifteen articles on social and planning problems peculiar to boom towns.

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The Impact of the New Boomtowns

Download or read online The Impact of the New Boomtowns written by Bertram S. Brown, published by Unknown which was released on 1978. Get The Impact of the New Boomtowns Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Boom Town

After her family moves to California where her father goes to work in the gold fields, Amanda decides to make her own fortune baking pies and she encourages others to provide the necessary services--from a general store to a school--that enables her town to prosper.After her family moves to

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Small Town

Download or read online Small Town written by Anonim, published by Unknown which was released on 1980. Get Small Town Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Boom or Bust

A vast number of studies have documented the economic and geological effects of oil production, but the impact of boom-and-bust cycles on individuals and communities has received less attention. Boom or Bust remedies this gap by highlighting the personal experiences of those directly affected in an economy dominated by oil

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Boom Town

"A lively and introspective look into Oklahoma City, where colorful city officials business leaders, artists, and sports fans have turned an unassuming Southwestern city into a thriving metropolis with a dazzling basketball team"--

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Energy Resource Development

Download or read online Energy Resource Development written by Anonim, published by Unknown which was released on 1979. Get Energy Resource Development Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Mile High Fever

A dramatic chronicle of the historical impact of the Comstock Lode silver boom evaluates how "mile-high fever" spurred the growth of San Francisco, established guidelines for the private exploitation of public lands, prompted numerous innovations, and furthered the victimization of Native Americans. 20,000 first printing.

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