Dear editor,

Linda Lutton’s piece “Will Development Bury the Barrio?” [April 24], detailed though it is, is unfortunately just a repetition of an old argument against the free-market system of real estate. Whatever the flaws may be in our economic system, it is the riches that this system produces that draw the people she mentions in her article to our country in the first place.

What would be more useful than complaining about some of the injustices of our socioeconomic way of life would be to offer solutions to the problem of establishing safe, clean, affordable housing for newcomers.

Richard B. Katz

N. Lakewood