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Understanding Sandtown after Freddie Gray
Understanding Sandtown after Freddie Gray

Deciding whether the 1990s investment in Sandtown-Winchester succeeded or failed is a red herring in the fight for a city where our fundamental needs of education, health care, housing, food, income security, and work with dignity can be met. In our market system, profitable employment is the keystone to realizing practically all fundamental needs. Public health care programs, food stamps, public assistance and public housing are not universally available and hardly compare with that which be purchased through living wage employment. Sandtown was not a failure by any means. But it failed to take on this keystone of employment. And that failure also is the key link between the...