Thursday, June 19, 2008

What does a "young professional" look like?

Maybe this is what they meant.

I feel like the engineers who warned NASA about the Challenger's O-rings. My advise was ignored and all I can do now is sit back and watch.


fairplaybeach said...

Of all these types of projects the city has done is there one you would concede isn't that bad... or isn't as bad as the others, or as you thought. What's your current take on the improvement of Southtown for instance?

Also, if a project the city hatches/nestles/lays is successful does that have to open a Pandora's box of ridiculous projects to come, and how does this all compare to Indy?

Robert Enders said...

Southtown seems to be doing well, which only goes to show that it did not need any financial help from the city to succeed. K-Mart's location there was thriving right up until the city decided to put a Wal-Mart across the street.

Basically, there are two types of businesses: profitable and unprofitable. Profitable businesses get that way by delivering goods and services at a price acceptable to the consumer. Unprofitable businesses either need to find a way to become profitable or close down. Profitable businesses should not receive subsidies because they do not need them. Unprofitable businesses should not receive subsidies because they do not deserve them.

Even if a project fails, it will not deter some people from trying again, always insisting that it will be different this time. It's always better to let the private sector take the risks. I personally do not follow Indy municipal politics, I would have to research it to answer your last question.