Coral Gables Exceptionalism?
August 24, 2010 Leave a comment
Do the leaders of Coral Gables believe in exceptionalism–perhaps?
Exceptionalism is the perception that a country, society, institution, movement, or time period is “exceptional” (i.e., unusual or extraordinary) in some way and thus does not need to conform to normal rules or general principles. [emphasis added]
I trust that our leaders do not think that Coral Gables is immune from the current economic crisis in the US and Florida.
We are still in a crisis that has led to companies closing in Coral Gables, a dramatic decline in family assets, the failure of major real restate projects, sluggish retail growth, decline in new construction, increased unemployment, uncertain retirement income, a breakdown of the Biltmore Hotel and the Country Club of Coral Gables and, especially, slow reform of the City of Coral Gables because of a reluctance of the City Commission to make mature, hard decisions.