Thursday, October 28, 2004

President of Turkmenistan to Construct Ice Chateau in the Desert

And our government officials spend our money on things like growing corn that nobody else is willing to pay for. Pity they aren't as imaginative as the Turkmeni President, who seems to think constructing an ice palace in the desert a good idea.

Take a moment and think, however, about the remakable technical structure underlying the process of such a construction - one, I'd say, that has precious little to thank government for for its existence; without this capacity , the caprice of officialdom would have to find other outlets for its expression.

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