Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Opus 2019-206: Free Enterprise in Trash

A new company is making an attempt to penetrate the trash market on our hill.  It is competition at its finest.  We already had three companies that I know of and now we have four.  I remember getting their flyer in the mail and now I am seeing their distinctive trash cans.

You might ask why we need four.  A better question is how many is enough.  When we first moved in we went with one company but their service was a mess.  We switched to number two and have been happy with they way they run their business.  So I would say you need at least two but I welcome all comers. 

Some might argue that one provider is more efficient.  It might be for the provider but not for the consumer.  In a city near us all the trash is picked up by a city truck.  I guess it works but there is nothing to keep the price down.  Knowing that someone will come along and charge less is a good stimulant. 

Service is important in competition.  I never even considered the new company because I am happy with the one we have. 

You have seen the pictures of cities with trash piled up everywhere.  New York is famous for their garbage strikes.  Outside the United States it is almost a given.  I would be willing to guess that in all those places it is the government’s responsibility, not free enterprise.  We have heard people ask those who want government run health care if they like the way the post office works.  We might also ask them about the monopoly city trash service. 

Freedom pops up in unexpected places. 

homo unius libri

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