Category Archives: Cost/benefit

The Constitution vs. Salvation Army

Proselytizing is condescending. Making it a condition of food and shelter is vile. The Constitution tasks the secular state with “providing for the general welfare” and exempts establishments of religion from all responsibility. By categorizing the exclusion of such organizations as “freedom of religion” we ignore that the founders had a long history of religious efforts to manage comunities to refer to and determined that arrangement did not work. Beter to rely on individuals to define their needs and request assistance.
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Ah Exclusivity!

Exclusivity is a marketing ploy. Imagine paying $650 for three days of access to visit the eroding beaches all Georgians used to visit for free! Way to pimp Mother Nature!

And for what? To hobnob with a bunch of political has-beens?

New word needed

I need a new word for certificates of debt or IOUs. Arrogating CD for certificate of deposit was clever. Many people are averse to debt, so it is best not to talk about it. It used to be that “money” was tabu. But, that word has now been rehabilitated, in part because the word says nothing about the nature of what it references. A quantified debt. How can that be characterized to convey both the relationship and its dimension?

Compulsive behavior

Is that what afflicts the ex-men? Compulsion. Does that explain the prevalence of exhibition, exposure, exploitation and even exclusion. A cost-free psychic high?The brain’s assignment over night? What kind of ridicule would work best to stump the Dude.

Somebody does not like trees.

The deforestation of about 500 acres infused $331,000 into the Airport accounts to subsidize a losing proposition. That’s over and above the 41% of the annual budget that the Airport Commission derives from leasing land, rather than transport operations. A similar subsidy to ground transportation would move many more people around and relieve congestion.

Car culture is denuding and strangling Glynn County. More on that later.

Thoughts from the shower.

The abundant warm water prompted some reflection on the services and practices we expect from our Brunswick and Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) and the fact that some of our oldest neighborhoods are still not being properly served. And the system does not seem to be set up to change that.
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Cash Cow

Non-governmental U.S. enterprise has always looked upon the governmental sector as a cash cow, a source of income requiring no effort. In the beginning, the income/benefits were composed mainly of land and natural resources to exploit and take to market for a profit. More recently, as much of the continent has been allocated as private property and the federal treasury is the only source of currency, the entrepreneurs are after plain old cash. The view with envy any money that doesn’t flow into their hands.
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