Comment 32989

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted August 22, 2009 at 03:05:04

arienc >> Based on A Smith's comment above, we would never, ever consider closing down city streets so kids could have a Santa Claus parade.

If the Santa Claus parade is a popular event, then I can easily imagine corporate sponsors lining up to underwrite it as a part of their advertising budget. If it only has a small following in the community, what would be the rationale for blocking city streets?

>> how to make Hamilton a more profit filled, fun-free place.

Which is a better idea, producing "x+ happiness" while using x in resources, or producing "x- happiness" using x in resources? Keep in mind that society only ever has a limited resource base to produce happiness, so does it make sense to waste resources on activities that produce "x- in happiness"? If so, why?

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