Utilitarian Case Study HU432 – Spring 2008 Mc Mansions or Starter Castles they are called – the 4000+ square foot houses that are sprouting up at the edges of the suburbs often in reclaimed swampland or areas where, not that long ago, the EPA would not have allowed housing. As our world (especially the cities) population grows, we need more housing. Some advocate renovation of urban areas into luxury condos, others claim that tearing down areas with urban blight (boarded up buildings or poorly maintained rental properties) and redeveloping them (gentrification) is the way to go, but much of the increased housing is being built out beyond the suburbs. Listen to the brief news report at http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=56464 and read the article (reprinted March 4, 2008 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) at http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hQlKz_UjBgvhm8rfGiTaQYS82a5gD8V63F700 . Several ethical issues are available in this story just begging for your analysis. The easiest, I suppose, would be to look at the people who started the fires. Is fighting this usurpation of fragile
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