June 13, 2011

Quote of the weekend…

“It is counterintuitive but true: Enhancing publicly-funded recreational amenities increases complaints about publicly-funded recreational amenities. This has led some libertarian critics to propose that public recreation makes people unhappy, and given enough of it, the public will completely consist of angry socialists. However, it is possible that the complaining and whining generated by the availability of a new recreational amenity does not represent new and unique complaints, but a reallocation of complaints from a hypothetical total number of complainer-hours available to the bitching public.”

-? Anyone know who said this?

(apropos of people complaining online about the opening of the new Valmont Bike Park)