Funny commentary on gated communities

In the community where I live, gated communities are going up fast—every new cluster of even just eight or 10 McMansions, it seems, has a gated fence with a card-reader at the gate. I remember a friend who lives in Wilmington, N.C. talking about a huge gated community there that fought tooth and nail to get excluded from paying certain local taxes. Except that if there was a fire, they still wanted the Wilmington fire department to come put out the fire. Moral obligation, y’know.

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