NNJfitandbi said The notion that people are too poor to move is a liberal piety that in fact has been debunked by social science. There are some people who are too poor to move, but usually what keeps people in a place are family ties and love of a place. In fact, poverty is one of the great causes of migration. Just look at the immigrants coming to the US every day.
Liberal piety? Sorry, that's rich, and it can only be said by someone who has no idea of the real, grinding, day-to-day misery of genuine poverty.
The only fantasy here is that of imagining that we still live in some Dust Bowl time when the Joads could load up their truck and strike out for California. And I bet when they did, they had to leave their families behind.
Whether people of means choose to retire to Florida or spend their latter days kayaking in Alaska has no bearing on the real-life quagmire of the people who were trapped in the Ninth Ward, or who can't afford to gas up their vehicles, if they even have them, and move to another state, which for a lot of people can be hundreds of miles away.
Liberal piety? Wow. You're lucky you've been so privileged.