Why are American cities increasingly unlivable and nearly bankrupt? This article will explain the causes, and give remedies for reviving our dying cities. "Money isn't everything," goes an old cliche. But cities are finding that even though it isn't the answer to all problems, money IS mighty important. In American cities there is a curious connection between government, money and the unlivable character of its streets. Many cities are going bankrupt. Lack of funds is irritating already inflamed social problems. Yet, because of the American cities governmental structure, getting adequate resources is like cramming an elephant through the eye of a needle. Thus, today's cities face genuine financial needs which go unanswered. Why? What put cities in a financial vise? Is there any way for the vise to be loosened?
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