Our Hothouse Future

It sometimes occurs to me that I should probably try to move to a nice country with a cheap currency, blog from there, draw a salary in dollars, and be rich. Maybe Argentina? Indeed, The New York Times reports that "Drawn by the city’s cheap prices and Paris-like elegance, legions of foreign artists are colonizing Buenos Aires and transforming this sprawling metropolis into a throbbing hothouse of cool."

You can sort of see this as one possible future for America's cities if the dollar keeps declining. Barely any Americans can afford to live in Manhattan or San Francisco anyway at this point -- maybe it'll all be taken over by expatriate Europeans looking to take their precious euros someplace where the taxes are low.

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