Affordable and dangerous
On way my home from the grocery store tonight, I came past an older, affordable apartment complex. One of the buildings was completely engulfed in flames. I think those buildngs contain 8 or 10 units. So many people homeless in an instant. When the smoke and dust settles, I'm sure that part of the analysis will be that this complex was built prior to the current, stricter zoning laws and lacked adequate firewalls between the units.
I drove on home and turned on the TV to hear tonight's commentary on the financial crisis. Dow off another 600 points in a single day, world markets on the brink of collapse.
Both events hammered home the point (at least to me) that we (America) desperately needs to re-think it's attitudes on housing, consumption and credit.
Will any of this act as a catalyst and spark a shift in the collective mindset?