Re: Re: Dublin’s Ugliest Building

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There are many examples all over Scotland – the most ‘successful’ (how do you measure that?) are those built on ‘Garden City’ principles in the 1920s and 30s, the least succesful the aforementioned high-rises and a lot of more cheaply systems-built tenements from the late 1930s. The peripheral schemes built in the 1950s have declined and become undesirable because of (a) poor estate management, (b) rigid tenure policies and (c) the devastating effects of Thatcherism in the 1980s.
There is a disturbing trend on this thread of sheer prejudice against the poor. All you middle-class boys need to get out more. The leafy gardens and lace curtains of suburbia conceal a multitude of social ills – but they look nice. Those who ‘succeed’ economically often do so by climbing over others and never looking back. The Mafia is a good example of capitalism and free enterprise applied to criminality.

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