In the belly of the beast
So here I am at CEO Space International's December 2011 Free Enterprise Forum. The information they're throwing at us is stunning. We' re being presented with more Power Point slides, concepts, due diligence details, and sheer introductions to new people and ideas than a sedentary brain can readily accommodate. I know my own brain has been alarmed into hyper-alert: What the heck?! She's learning again? Let me reactivate that program...
The desert in winter is beautiful, as is our four-star hotel. But the city (Henderson, NV) is a ghost town--an extravagant wasteland, a requiem to profligate overconsumption. Miles of Italian stone, painted ceramic tile, and 50-foot-tall palm trees gaze out over artificial lakes, dead golf courses, and abandoned, albeit brand-new condominiums, hotels, and clubhouses, windows dark, no one home. No one will ever be home.
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