Mid-Riffs, a blog started by a bunch of my friends, is off to a great start with several posts on the high school millage in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Sometimes I agree with them and sometimes I don’t, but they are always fun to read.
The election is today, so be sure to check out their excellent information and analysis. In particular, they have argued:
But Mid-Riffs did make a case for why we might want to spend $116 million to tear-down the currently functional building for a brand new one — we like shiny new things. We don’t need to buy diamond engagement rings, but people like to have them. We don’t need a new building, but we might still want to have one.
It’s not a very compelling argument, but it is no worse of a reason than your reason for buying that new Lexus.