With Hurricane Sandy moving closer rather than further away from the east coast, and with seemingly more and more weather related events… shouldn’t we have our major government centers and majority of our people NOT living in these areas? Even looking at something as simple as Federally-Insured Assets along the costs of the United States, you can tell that we are very vulnerable to quite possibly our worst enemy on our home soil, with that being the weather.
I am not suggesting that we pack up millions of people living along the coasts and move them inland, I am merely suggesting important assets like the government in Washington D.C. and the stock markets shouldn’t be blocks from the ocean, when they could be several hundred miles inland. Unrealistic to move these things? Maybe. It would probably be the easiest way to prevent unnecessary closures more toward the middle of the country with an added benefit of decentralizing our countries growth as an added bonus.
Am I crazy to think we shouldn’t have everything built up on the coasts with a near constant barrage of these weather events? Would there really be any benefits to move the Capital away from unnecessary threats?