The Lament of the Middleman

So, from the perspective of the entrepreneur or middleman, the problem with directly provided public services is thaft there is no “cut” for the middleman.
That was brought home by James Holland’s recitation of his encounter with the Gowens after last night’s hearing on their proposal to turn the Village Landing into a money-making enterprise. They claimed he was against them ‘cause he is our friend and they reminded him again about the supposed hole where we dug up the trash on what we call HANNAH’S MARSH.
Gowen’s fixation is hard to explain unless he perceives free public access to the marsh as unfair competition with his desire to charge.
Gowen and his brother-in-law paid $875,000 for 1.5 acres.