Real estate bubble leads to sci-fi civic planning

If this doesn't prove that there's a massively overinflated real estate market bubble in the U.S., I don't know what will.

Apparently, completing 6.2 miles of the 710 freeway between Pasadena

and Long Beach would require buying so much money in overpriced

historic homes that digging a $2 billion underground freeway tunnel

beneath the swanky neighborhoods has surfaced as a viable option.

Let's repeat that: Building a $2 billion underground freeway is cheaper than buying a six-mile stretch of houses in Southern California! Yeah, that bubble is never going to burst.

By Jay Garmon

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger -- amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...