Sometimes I think about moving back to Florida , and a flood of recently published articles claims that I’d be bucking a major trend. Both TIME and USA Today have reported that the Sunshine State had a net lose of 58,000 residents in 2008 mainly due to higher taxes and inept public officials.
TIME also asks if Florida is prepared for the next “Big One” (or “Pretty Big One” for that matter). Their answer isn’t all that surprising considering the number of average people who wait until the day before the storm hits to buy supplies. Why should the state (under) funded insurance program be any different?
Than I come across news that Miami-Dade is FINALLY getting around to building the MIC-Earlington Heights connector (half of it anyway), and things suddenly look brighter. But than again, this is MDT we’re talking about so give it a week and the whole place will turn to crap.
In fact, the only real bright spot that I can think of at the moment is that UM is a top tier school in the US News rankings and the Princeton Review “Top Schools” (I’ve already discusses the school’s position in the so-called “Forbes rankings”).