Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Detroit: Anarcho-Goats to Replace Government Workers?
I love any story about government being so incompetent that unionized, pensionized, lifetime-employed city workers need to be replaced by ... goats. Since Detroit can't afford to maintain thousands of acres of vacant land in spite of its bloated payroll, one City Councilman wants to explore using goats and sheep to mow the city's overgrowth. What a glorious idea. In fact, let's move the urban agriculture into Phase II by luring eco-agricultural farmers to raise grass-fed cows, pastured pigs, and free-range chickens among Detroit's thousands of acres of unoccupied salad bars.
I am a CPA working in the healthcare industry by day, and an economist, writer, researcher, and blogger by any other time of the week. This blog will be about the uniqueness of the Detroit resurgence due to an inept and powerless local bureaucracy (government) that cannot possibly keep up with regulating the renaissance of entrepreneurial and community ventures. The lens through which I view things is very different from the mainstream, or even the scattered blogosphere. This will not be a standard "this is my life in Detroit" blog. Though, I will intersperse some of that stuff, along with my Detroit photography, to keep the blog varied and intellectually interesting.