posted on May, 30 2010 @ 10:57 PM
I think it's pretty clear to most people that this will destroy far, far more business than it will create. Think of all the fishermen and brachfront
resort people, restaurants, etc. that will be damaged by this. Real estate, already in a precarous position, has plunged into a black hole in the gulf
areas. Any kind of sightseeking is also out the window. And then there is BP itself, which will probably face court-ordered payouts that could
potentially even bankrup it. New safety statards will be intruduced. They are necessary after a disasater like this, to be sure, but they will also
make drilling for oil much more expensive. How do companies usually compensate for ugly, unexpected cost spikes? If you answered "by firing people,"
give the man a gold star on the forehead! And then let's not forget the "knock-on effects..." If an entire fishing or beach community is destroyed,
there will be less disposable income floating around the area and even those with totally unrelated jobs will feel the "ripple effects" as their
customer base tightens its belt.
No volunteer troupe of kindly old blue-haired ladies with cut plastic miik-gallon bottles full of kerosene to help clean off the nasty oil from the
poor dirtied birds and beached sea-turtles will come close to compensating for even a miniscule fragment of a percentage of the lost work and business
in the area.
[edit on 5/30/10 by silent thunder]