Sunday, May 14, 2017

Creationism and Prisons

This is extra stupid, of course, but it's really part of the general phenomenon of thinking big (often stupid) drive-in/drive-out tourist attractions will magically create awesomeness.

For a while, the county thought Noah’s Ark would save them. Desperate for a new revenue source, local officials gave hefty land grants and tax incentives to the Ark Encounter, a religious theme park that includes a “life-sized reconstruction” of Noah’s ship, along with a creation museum. The park opened last July, but due to the tax breaks, it hasn’t translated into any sort of public revenue windfall for the county.

Think about how to create a nice place to live.