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Re: [xmca] book "Going Solo"

How do you make "sense" of this from a historical perspective.  What trends
are being expressed and are these trends going to continue in this
direction.  Do the trends reach a point of *no return* in our ability or
desire to share our lives in shared homes?   I've wondered if, as we move
in this direction, if we loose the capacity or ability to know how to live
together & share our lives.  We may discuss this trend, analyze it, and
critique it, but as a phenomena it seems to have a trajectory that is
deeply disturbing.  [at least from my perspective]

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 9:53 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> and not just America, Larry! The same thing is happening in Australia.
> Andy
> Larry Purss wrote:
>>  A new book is describing some statistics that I find amazing.
>> I watched the author interviewed on the Charlie Rose show.
>>  Here is the link to the book
>> http://books.google.ca/books?**id=cz6wrxjEimAC&printsec=**
>> frontcover&dq=going+solo+**klinenberg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=**
>> 5c97T_qGIuOwiQKXmMAy&ved=**0CDIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=going%**
>> 20solo%20klinenberg&f=false<http://books.google.ca/books?id=cz6wrxjEimAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=going+solo+klinenberg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=5c97T_qGIuOwiQKXmMAy&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=going%20solo%20klinenberg&f=false>
>> I'm extremely critocal of his point tof view but in this case "statistics"
>> seem to be pointing to what I personally believe is a disturbing
>> phenomena.
>> Klinberg states 28% of all residences in the USA are now occupied by a
>> single person.  In the large cities the percentage is 40% of all
>> residences. In the largest cities such as New York fully half of all
>> residences are occupied by a single occupant.
>> This *fact*, if it can be verified, suggets something profound [and I
>> think
>> profoundly disturbing] about *trends* in America.
>> Larry
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