Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Call me unsustainable

When Frank Sinatra was belting out tunes in Las Vegas, no one imagined it as a retirement city. Yet, that's what Las Vegas is vying to be as demonstrated by its plans for huge new luxury condo complexes. But, James Howard Kunstler thinks the city, which to a wealthy, but younger generation was a playground, will never become a retirement villa for the rich. The problem, or more accurately problems: water and energy prices. Megacities in the desert are doomed, he says. Las Vegas's luck may have just run out.

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