Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Great blog post!

Thanks to my friend Steve Rypka for passing along this well-written analysis of the recent NYTimes story on growth, the sale of public lands and the voracious appetite of the Southern Nevada Water Authority to destroy the Great Basin.

"In other words, they’re selling land that belongs to all Americans in order to support unwise local development, the primary effect of which will be to increase Las Vegas’s already staggering demand for “cheap” regional water. To suggest that they have no right to do this is to reveal yourself as a collectivist of the worst sort…the type of person, in other words, who doesn’t understand the dignity and sense of self-worth that come with being self-reliant. "

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