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Updike as city planner?

Dear Editor:

It’s been interesting to watch the valley struggle with making a place that is affordable for anyone but the super-rich. For an interesting point of view that relates to Aspen and Snowmass, I would suggest reading John Updike’s poem “Slum Lords.” I don’t know that Updike qualifies as a city planner, but he states the following about the so-called “super-rich”: “Don’t let them in. Their riches form a kind of poverty.”

Richard West


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