We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
Walt Disney as urban planner
Fellow urbanists (as well as Mickey Mouse fans) will find this review, by Julianna Delgado of a book by Sam Gennawey, fascinating. Was Walt's vision fascist? Or communist? Or neither of the above? It sure wasn't democratic, but designed to be people-pleasing. Which is the essence of the patrician view of the world.
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