Monday, February 10, 2014

When can we have water everywhere we want it?

Water when we want it
Story # 126,  O. T.

            The question to the economist was: ‘With the drought in Southern California, will we have to decrease immigration?’, implying that there isn’t enough water for all the people.

            The brilliant answer by Bryan Caplan  was ‘No, just raise the price of water’

            My idea to drain the Ocean, converting salt water to fresh water and pumping it inland can solve water shortages.  The reason it hasn’t happened is because water is often free or distributed at a very low cost.

            Consider if water was equal to gasoline in scarcity and demand, there would not be any water rationing during droughts.

            If water was four dollars a gallon, there would be an infrastructure for water equal to a gas station on every corner and water would not be in short supply.

            If in California, Agriculture uses 80% of the water and water prices go up to insure supply, then Strawberries will cost more but crop failure from drought will not happen.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

You're going to miss me when...

Sinningia 'Li'l Georgie'
Story # 125,

            You’re going to miss me when I’m gone!

            This is a ditty that will get in your head.  I’ve found various versions of this cup song but I listen to Anna Kendrick.  She will pep you up.

            Seth Godin preaches to create something of significance, something different.  But how will you know?  He says to make it so the people will talk about it and they will miss you when you’re gone.

            When I did not have plants for sale from 2008 to 2011, did anyone miss me?  I don’t know.  But when I started producing some of the same plants that I had before from Hunter’s Greenhouse, they were easy to sell because no grower had come in to take my place.

            Sinningia ‘Li’l Georgie’ is still unknown to the Miniature Garden market.  It is a leap of faith to say that you’re going to miss ‘Georgie’ when it’s gone.

            2014 will be the year that Sinningia ‘Li’l Georgie’ will be tested with adequate supply.  There will be some demand and Garden Centers will talk about it.

            If there are repeat orders than that could prove that ‘they’re going to miss ‘Georgie’ when he’s gone.’