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Even after a second reading, I’m not quite certain what the purpose of “Dollar Diplomacy” (11/19) was. However, I know one effect it will have: The next time any quality, neighborhood-rejuvenating business even considers taking a chance on branching out to the “bad part of town,” an executive will have an article to point to while he says, “No chance. No way.” And the cycle continues.

Falls Church, Va.