During the boom years, no place in America boomed more than Las Vegas. But when the economy collapsed, Vegas fell hard. Laura Ling tours the wreckage of Sin City, from unemployed strippers and half-built, abandoned casino projects, to hospitals turning away cancer patients and ambulances, to one of the few remaining boom industries--evicting people.
(The the commentators in this piece, Laura Ling, is currently being held in North Korea for illegal entry and charges of espionage. Hopefully she will be released in the near future.)