Cities are Rich, Suburbs are Poor

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Cheap home loans exported the ghetto to the suburb, while a burst of urban revivals used property values to push the ghettos out

Anne Applebaum: A preemptive strike against Muslim extremism in Switzerland – washingtonpost.com

A few weeks ago, I found myself walking through a Swiss village — okay, it was really a Geneva suburb — called Nyon. Still, it looked like a village: There was a castle on the hill, and I could see some Roman ruins. There were a few shops and a nice view of the lake. […]