Monday December 7th 2015.Tim
consequences of making stuff are an unknown expense.
More likely there's an accounting of this expense set in
the future. But we people have never been good at
prediction which is one of the reasons in something like
the game of Cricket there are two umpires, two scorers
and a line that marks a boundary. This way the game can
be played and the future can be determined within a set
of rules. The winner gets the bauble, the loser retires
to his kitchen where he makes tea and bursts into tears.
Do away with the
umpires, the score board and the boundaries, then all you
have left of the rules are the boos and the cheers of the
audience. There are some who will argue that the boos and
the cheers of the audience is all that really matters.
"Everything else" has been tried, they'll say, and "nothing
has worked" they'll add. What to do about the unknown
expenses of making stuff are currently being discussed by
the world's umpires and it seems they've come to the
conclusion best just to leave it to the boos and cheers of
those who sit and watch. The minced oath "gosh" kind of