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The Economic System That Made the Grenfell Tragedy Possible

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'A raging flames consumed the Grenfell Tower housing complex, London’s genteel facade of civility melted away, exposing a hidden human tragedy at its urban core. The immediate cause of the blaze earlier this month was a lack of basic building safeguards, but the underlying tinder was decades of social disinvestment and callous neglect of the poverty and unrest simmering deep inside one of the world’s richest cities.In the UK—and in the US—public goods like affordable housing have been neglected to dangerous degrees.We need to restore government to a system that listens to those most directly impacted by its policies and is responsive to the needs of all citizens.”But to accomplish a just reconstruction vision requires a planning process that is founded on principles of social inclusion'

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