Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Robert Moses Television Interview 1953

Robert Moses, in a prescient interview from 1953, discusses the issues of infrastructure such as housing, recreation and highways in the United States. 60 years later, the same issues confront the nation. Moreover,the nation today faces a rotted infrastructure and a severe housing crisis that could not have been imagined back then. Compare Robert Moses' proposals for solutions in 1953 to today's utter dearth of solutions offered today.
Moses was attacked for his emphasis on highways and cars. He was reviled for displacing thousands of people from their homes to construct highways. However, no one was ever rendered homeless by Moses. He provided them with new homes, paid for moving expenses and up to one year's rent for new accommodations.

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