Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Undesirables

Dominique Strauss-Kahn interviewed on France Inter yesterday morning. He mentioned something I heard last week, but forgot to write about. Local councils in Paris are supposed to ensure a certain proportion of social housing (habitation à loyer modéré or HLM ) is built. Many councils, however, prefer to pay the fines imposed for not doing so, rather than allowing undesirables into their neighbourhoods.

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