private affluence

kameno75

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Korean
"We're at Stateway Gardens, a public housing project on Chicago's South Side. In its public squalor, it is incongruously surrounded by private affluence."
Here, I'm wondering what "private affluence" means. Thanks in advance for your advance!
 
  • Harry Batt

    Senior Member
    USA English
    The key to affluence is an abundance of what amounts to wealth. Private affluence would amount to private wealth in the area surrounding STateway Gardens.
     
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