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To me the moa is a description of human despair. The only relating factor for people in that setting is their car. It's the size, it's disconnected from every other human activity, it looks like you'd "need" a golf cart just to get around inside and there is no social quality at all in any of the ´planning´. Even if there are restaurants there, even if there is ´a bus´.
A person on foot could not survive there, a car breakdown in that area would render one helpless --short of a cell phone-- waiting for a rare police patrol, or a good samaritan that ...might give up the ´freedom of speed´ and stop the car to help. It is car heaven and captive-human hell.
Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
The mall is well served with busses and light rail, so actually, a lot of poor and working class people that don't own cars shop there. The counterpoint is that their own neighborhoods are not well served, which I won't deny.
You can certainly walk around the inside - it's great exercise.
I'm not a big fan of malls, but calling it a pit of human despair is a bit much. Despair is violence, unemployment, starvation, those kinds of things. Malls are a misallocation of material resources more than a human evil.
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