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Re: Race Bit: C
On Fri, 6 Sep 1996, jim bell wrote:
> At 05:05 AM 9/6/96 +0000, jonathon wrote:
> used to test out hypotheticals, for example a "SimEconomy." For example,
They are very hard to program, and the ones that do exist are
based on the usually flawed assumptions that the designers make.
EG: taxation is a requirement for government stability
> I, for one, would love to be able to program in an immediate 25%+ reduction
> computer-based simulation wouldn't just blindly do the cuts, but would also
> estimate the secondary and tertiary effects of such cuts, for example
Those are very hard to figure out in advance.
Silicon Valley, for one, developed because the government
closed several military facilities there. Other examples
do exist. << I think it was CATO that published a paper
showing that closing military bases caused a short term impact
in business, but three to five years later, more business, and
with greater diversification, than had the military base stayed.
However, such development does not occur, when local government
authorities do not permit it to happen -- which is the usual
state of affairs. << Can a simulation program put cover the
situation where a government cries out for more development,
and then prohibits it? That is exactly what most city governments
do, and some state governments are starting to do. >>
> if the average citizen were made aware of how simple the changes were, he'd
> be less tolerant of special-interest politics.
The average voter doesn't see any further than the bribe s/he
is paid by whichever criminal is trying to inflict his/her
mode of destruction on them, come the second tuesday of november.
All people in the employ of government agencies are death-dealers.