The Travis McGee Reader joins the blogroll. Good stuff, and he’s already on better blogrolls than mine. I want to point out one of the tags he puts on his posts. It is the Tinkerbell Economy series. A great name for what he (and I) think is an economy now primarily dependent on pixie dust and unicorn farts.
In one of the posts in the series, he observes what we spend to decide a country road is really a scenic by-way, and concludes with this wonderful quote:
Read it carefully, translate the gobbledygook, and you may conclude that we’ve just bought $61,680 worth of paper saying how scenic and by-wayish this chunk of back road really is. Only later do we borrow some more money from the Chinese to actually put up the signs.
–Jim, writing on his blog, The Travis Mcgee Reader