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The Graffiti Solution


  • J.S. Armstrong

    (The Wharton School)


Graffiti is regarded by many as a blight on our cities because it contributes to visual pollution. City governments spend vast sums in an effort to clean the ubiquitous graffiti from urban walls. I suggest that the ^Scleansing strategy^T is an expensive, ineffective way of dealing with the problem; well-known management techniques can solve the problem more efficiently.

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  • J.S. Armstrong, 2005. "The Graffiti Solution," General Economics and Teaching 0502005, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0502005
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    1. Louis Guttman, 1954. "Some necessary conditions for common-factor analysis," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 19(2), pages 149-161, June.
    2. J. Guilford, 1961. "Psychological measurement a hundred and twenty-five years later," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 26(1), pages 109-127, March.
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    graffiti problem; graffiti solution;

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