@NewYorker: The Siege of Miami

To cope with its recurrent flooding, Miami Beach has already spent something like a hundred million dollars. It is planning on spending several hundred million more. Such efforts are, in Wanless’s view, so much money down the drain. Sooner or later—and probably sooner—the city will have too much water to deal with. Even before that happens, Wanless believes, insurers will stop selling policies on the luxury condos that line Biscayne Bay. Banks will stop writing mortgages. 

 “If WE don’t plan for this,” he told me, once we were in the car again, driving toward the Fontainebleau hotel, “these are the new Okies.” I tried to imagine Ma and Pa Joad heading north, their golf bags and espresso machine strapped to the Range Rover.

that's right... but now, all the $$$$ just wants more $$$$$$$$$$$... therefore, ALL the excessive construction on the coast (ay qué vistaaaaaa) of "archiDesignerBrand" taLLtaLLtaLL buildings and wideWideWide museums... to house what?: people that are NEVER there, and ART that is mostly trash and visitors that only visit them during artBaselina, maybe... so there, GluGluGlú... 

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