Price is the most efficient allocator of a scarce resource. It may be painful, but it works.
Government regulation does not-- it does create shortage and consternation. DCP-ICS
If McNeece quoted gas at $1 per gallon; how long do you think his supply would last?
If valley alfalfa was offered at 50 cents per ton, how long would that last?
If IID water was offered at $250 per af, how long would it take to dry up valley?
" If you want to know the future, design it. " Gov Dick Lamm
" Be part of now with passion, it will greatly enhance your future." Tom Havens
"YOU can do anything you think you can." Steve Elmore
Words without action is wasted energy. Knowledge without action = frustration.
We've all seen people agree with something False because everyone around them is doing the same.
The eminent sociologist Gustave Le Bon, made many astute observations in mass psychology that
are true to this day: The crown has never thirsted for the truth. It turns aside from evidence that is not to its taste, preferring to glorify and follow error. ( complacency-apathetic works until it crashes into reality )
Why do people embrace a crowd's false perception? Public conformity is a simple process, merely requiring a desire to belong.
To rally around untruths; raises a Orwellian specter: that we can come to believe war is peace, that freedom is slavery!
Economics matters, truth matters, price matters. Politics will rule--60million vs 200,000!!
Vision and imagination matter. WE envisioned a long term drought would create a paradigm change in Western Water
Matters in 1982. We designed a plan to conserve IID water with leases tied to price and multiple storage targets. We designed
EWAP or drought insurance. What happened; new IID director in 1988 killed this and introduced TINA -- give our water
away before they take it away. Today, Is it time to try a new path and process- TAMO ( there are many options )
I have paid a high personal price to mmany options to the IID. I care about the Imperial Valley and it's opportunity.
The following poem sums up my position and feelings.
"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." ~ George Bernard Shaw
Thomas C Havens