Tabarrok today (in an article on which comments are closed):
Since Galbraith wrote, for example, the number of privately owned communities
has exploded. Today some 55 million Americans live in a private community,
many of which provide their own roads, garbage pickup, and aesthetic regulations.
No link, of course – but does that number seem as improbably high to
you as it did to me? A bit of googling didn’t take me to the source, but I did
By 2005, about 55 million people lived within a homeowners association, a
condominium, or a cooperative.
In other words, anybody who lives in an apartment lives, by Alex Tabarrok’s
definition, in a "private community". Which might be technically true,
but it’s certainly not the impression he’d like to give.