“They spent $7 million on this stupid sidewalk,” he said, “and it’s tilted so that when it rains, the water comes into the stores. With such people in government, we will have the same circumstances forever.”
Reading about the reconstruction project in Iraq, I can’t help but think of the developments of certain employer that I am compelled to work for. Regardless of the amount of effort and resources that goes into research and development, on the ground, nothing seems to have been improved. On the contrary, some apparatchik rushing to implement his latest new idea, probably thought of while taking a dump early Sunday morning, seems to drown the system further deeper in mud. The direction of this employer’s latest buzzword filled attempt at edging towards the next ‘third generation’ development echoes hauntingly similar to the CIA’s misadventures in Latin America during the Cold War era. Ultimately, larger and larger pool of resources are expended, but the life the commoner, or in my case, employee reminds the same.