Category: Olympics

Zeno’s Public-Consultation Paradox: Part 2, No matter how much time you allow

19 March, 2014 (09:00) | Brazil, bureaucracy, Government, Infrastructure, Olympics, public choice theory, relocation, Rio de Janeiro, Theory, urban development | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post meta-illustrated Zeno’s Public Consultation Paradox – you might have thought I could cover the topic in one day’s posting, but I ran over to two, even though I was working with a short story on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition (February 27, 2014).: […]

Zeno’s Public-Consultation Paradox: Part 1, Longer than the time available

18 March, 2014 (13:24) | Brazil, bureaucracy, Government, Infrastructure, Olympics, public choice theory, relocation, Rio de Janeiro, Theory, urban redevelopment | No comments

By:David A. Smith   Zeno’s Public Consultation Paradox   All public-consultation processes take longer than the time available, even when you take into consideration Zeno’s Public Consultation Paradox.   Surely Achilles can catch the tortoise Just as surely, Rio can relocate slum dwellers without resorting to forcible eviction   Sometimes no evil intent is required […]

Maius, melius, divitius?

13 August, 2012 (16:23) | Affordable Housing, Cities, East End, Eminent domain, Infrastructure, London, Olympics, Redevelopment, Urbanization |

By:David A. Smith   Can you see the future from here? Old buildings obscure Olympics-related development in a view of the East End skyline.   Spectacles always end with a grand finale that makes everyone feel good, the better to validate all the hard work and investment, and yet there is always a morning after […]