For some strange reason, I have a terrible time not throwing something through my television at politicians and pundits who declare this will be good for the economy. Apparently, everybody skipped government school the day they explained the broken window fallacy.
Lol. Ain't it the truth.
The piles of debris around here are simply astounding. It's going to take months to have it all picked up. And the process is going to cause continuous traffic problems. Plus, the clean-up efforts are leading to additional power outages. Are people with dumptrucks and chainsaws making some extra jingle? Sure. But all the money and effort being spent repairing could just as easily have been spent improving: a hard lesson that Puerto Rico is learning, as well.
Simple rule: using resources to get back to the status quo doesn't stimulate the economy.
Last Edit: Sept 29, 2017 8:19:57 GMT -5 by robeiae