Category Archives: Economy

Why the Georgia coast and marshes are not being protected.

The first reason is that the official bodies charged with protection, the Shore Protection Committee (SPC) and the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee (CMPC) are being serviced by the staff of the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the CRD is the marketing arm of the DNR. That is, their mission is to promote industry and commerce. Which is why they issue permissions such as the following:

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Anschutz’ Folly

Why is the state of Georgia letting an Anschutz corporation, headquartered in arid Colorado, litter our Atlantic shore with granite rubble and disrupt the surf with yet another rock pile, aka groin? Is it because anyone willing to waste money in Georgia is welcome? Are we that hard up?

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Every Empty Suit a King

Thoughts on the rationale for borrowing dollars from China.

Letting hoarders lend us dollars for an additional profit instead of reqiring them to be sent back for counting and redistribution is how Congress rewards hoarders, regardless of national origin, because this hoarding gives them an excuse for why the are not providing for the general welfare. Also, hoarding worthless currency supports the illusion of superiority to which many people aspire. Hoarding lots of dollars also supports the illusion that anyone can grow up to be a king.

The Property Rights Delusion

In the beginning, when the U.S. Constitution was composed, it made sense to let property rights trump human or personal rights. After all, if humans were to continue to be bought and sold, then their rights as property would be equally, if not more protective, than the rights of the individual person for whose welfare the agents of the federation was supposed to provide.

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Why we do not understand concrete thinkers.

Concrete thinkers do not use adjectives and adverbs as modifiers of the associated word. Rather, the adjunct is considered to be equal to and in opposition to the noun or verb. Thus, for example, “affordable housing” does nor mean what it seems to say. Rather, if affordability is a concern, then housing is out of the question and vice versa. In a sense, the parts of a compound phrase, when employed by a concrete thinker, cancel each other out. So, there is much ado about nothing, which is how they like it.

Of course, being a contrarian, I could argue that this perception is perfectly applicable to the phrase “happy birthday.”

Oystering in the Marshes of Glynn

Can there be any better evidence than this report about the Georgia Department of Natural Resources organizing an oyster industry in the marshes of the state to attest to the fact that Georgia is a socialist state? Not that there is anything wrong with socialism.
Indeed, the only thing wrong with this story is giving the Representative a platform for something he has not accomplished and ignoring the strong possibility that looking after the seafood industry in the State House will be the responsibility of Jordan and King in 2019.

Theft

The easiest way to accumulate money is to steal it. Legal thievery makes it even easier.
So, Kavanaugh via judicial ruling facilitated Trump’s theft of money from the workers at a New Jersey casino, which was then pushed into bankruptcy so Trump could walk away rich.
The irony is that, except as a cover for predatory behavior, the stuff (money) is worthless. Does this worthlessness contribute to its use as a fig leaf for deception and chicanery?
An unanticipated consequence?