Daily Archives: January 9, 2012

Creative destruction

Companies fail when they no longer provide the goods and services people want at a competitive price with the service people expect. We should let those firms fail because their deaths make room for new growth and new companies that are providing a better product at a better price with better service, making our lives…

Some random thoughts

Several people pointed out to me that the Facebook posts with anonymous people holding up signs that purport to substantiate claims by their sides in political debates (e.g. about Tea Party or OWS talking points) are very hard to verify. Could the hand written sign be a complete lie, or a wild exaggeration or a…

Top 15 Real NIMBY Arguments

Not everyone who lives near a proposed new land use project and objects to it is a NIMBY. And not every argument raised in opposition to a new land use permit is a selfish grasp at straws. Many who say “no” to new development have sincere and legitimate concerns. The trick in the debate is…

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