Convention Center: Another Example of Public Meddling 

click to enlarge _home_styleweekly_migration_Styleweekly_Database_Root_Media_PublicationsArticle_mailbox_9.jpg

After reading “Conventions Down — Again” (Street Talk, Feb. 23), where convention attendance and revenues decline inversely proportional to government expenditures and involvement, I am reminded that nothing works economically like the free market in its unfettered enjoyment of capitalism.

I don't believe that private dollars with something to lose and a risk analysis would have undertaken a huge expansion of the convention center. Once again misguided government bureaucrats wearing blinders have made an enormous mistake in downtown Richmond costing the public sector hugely.

Please leave the city alone and allow the market to dictate its direction. At least bad decisions would then be borne by the risk takers and not all of us. As they say, even the best laid plans of government mice and men. …

Max Maizels



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: Space Bomb

    • Wait, you're accusing Parker Agelasto of being controlled by the citizens who elected him?

    • on November 20, 2014
  • Re: Space Bomb

    • When the nimbys say jump, Parkers only question is how high you want. Parker has…

    • on November 20, 2014
  • Re: Space Bomb

    • "Our mission is to facilitate, produce, and advance opportunities for minority business enterprises (MBE), emerging…

    • on November 19, 2014
  • More »
  • Facebook Recommendations

    Latest in Letters

    Copyright © 2014 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation