Friday, April 28, 2017

Charleston Has Possibly The Most Beautiful Housing Project in America

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 William Enston Home-Charleston South Carolina-Charleston Housing Authority-Housing Project-007

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 In Charleston, South Carolina sits perhaps the most beautiful housing project in America. Built in a Romanesque Revival style, the William Enston Home consists of free-standing cottages set on a leafy green landscaped property. William Enston was a wealthy businessman in Charleston involved in furniture, real estate and shipping. He left his fortunate to the city of Charleston in 1859, with the stipulation that it be used to build a home for elderly poor.

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  1. It's good to take care of the poor. Our strength in part is we adopted the Roman pagan monogamy. Muslims are somewhat polygamous, and that might be why their men are so aggressive. Too few females.

    When men don't need to compete over females, they can better work together within society. So, society can be seen sort of like the military: You want everyone to get along, work together.

    And another way everyone works together is if there is the appearance of a fair, just, and not overly unequal (materially) society. Large wealth gaps I believe also encourage the dishonest pursuit of wealth.

    The ideal is for everyone to be strong, independent.

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    1. When men don't need to compete over females, they can better work together within society.

      Good point.

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    2. Libertarians like to focus on how we need incentive to work. So, unlimited wealth then becomes a great incentive.

      The Alt Right tends to focus on eugenics. For them polygamy and wealth gaps lead to survival-of-the-fittest.

      Though on the point of eugenics, I expect rural people have a more eugenic life. Peasants are known to be honest, courageous - but easily tricked (too trusting). But cities are vile. So, those who thrive in cities aren't necessarily better for society as a whole. While those who thrive in a traditional rural setting you expect to be truly strong, hardworking, deserving.

      And I guess while I identify more with the rural, technically I'm a city person too. But what's important are trends, tendencies - not individuals.

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    3. those who thrive in cities aren't necessarily better for society as a whole. While those who thrive in a traditional rural setting you expect to be truly strong, hardworking, deserving.

      Agreed.

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  2. I remember those houses. I always thought they were kind of spooky, but my Mom liked them. We would drive past them when Mom took us to Skateland when I was in grade school.
    - Charlie

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    1. I would have never thought they were public housing.

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    2. I don't remember if I knew that or not. Maybe Mom did.
      They sure didn't look like "the projects" in other parts of town, that's for sure.
      This would have been '65 to '69, something like that.
      - Charlie

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