posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 01:35 AM
Well I guess it depends on your point of view?
As long as the wealthy could extract wealth from the US Territory without having to invest much the capitalists would consider it an asset.
And now, that all the physical assets of the island have been destroyed and their is nothing no wealth or assests to extract in the short time, free
marketeers would consider it a liability.
Remember the first rule of 'free trade' .... Private Profit at Public Expense. Not to mention the personal costs to families ....
But then from another viewpoint - a more eastern one if you will...
This is a wonderful opportunity to rebuild the island and experiment with new and clean energy technologies, new building technologies, new
agricultural technologies, new logistical systems - localized energy production with island wide distribution - all manner of things. It would put
the people of Puerto Rico to work, enrich their lives and create value for her citizens.
In the long term, it could become an asset to the entire country.
Personally, I'd rather my tax dollars go to developing and deploying new green systems that benefit working families and small businesses over the
monopolies and financiers.
edit on 9-10-2017 by FyreByrd because: (no reason given)