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Vijay Govindarajan, a Professor of International Business at Dartmouth, proposes to build a $300 one-room shed to solve the world's housing problems. But a passing interest in the global housing crisis is not the same as dedicating one's intellect to solving the problem, and urban development professionals need to know the difference. Especially when the proposal is riddled with stereotypes and prejudices, as Govindarajan's is.

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