Browse By:

Monday October 22, 2018 Login |Register

A Project of

sponsored by

The Urban Policy America Needs

Bookmark and Share Report Misuse or Glitches

Publication Date: May 1992

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stuart M. Butler

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Social conditions (Urban conditions)

Keywords: Society

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The Los Angeles riots did not happen, as some have charged, because of unwillingness of Americans to spend money on their central cities. They happened because Americans spent hundreds of billions of dollars over the last 25 years creating a paternalistic and oppressive welfare state that has been a disaster for urban America. Now it is time to liberate the inner cities.