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The Disappearing Gangs of New York

by AdrianFohr

As bad as crime in New York maybe now, there is good reason to believe that it was once much worse. This scene shows how New York has changed as it has industrialized and developed. The point to be made is that with economic development comes huge increases in quality of life and huge decreases in pathology. This is not to say that new problems don't arise with economic development. Dr. Matt Ridley is an economist who believes that each era of human history is better than the previous. His optimism is so strong that he calls his website, which is a fun source of economics:

Disappearing Gangs of New York

This is the final scene of the film Gangs of New York. It shows how New York changed and industrialized over the course of more than a hundred years.

from Gangs of New York (2002)
Creator: Martin Scorsese
Distributor: Miramax Films
Posted by AdrianFohr