Monday, March 23, 2015

# 26 Billions, and billions of hamburgers.

 We are told that we made or we sold as much of this object that if we lined them up end to end, they would encircle the globe three times, or 11 times, or 1000 times. Yet, we do not have one single interstate highway encircling any land mass from coast to coast on any continent but North America.

Granted these claims are imagined, they are abstract ideas. No-one has lined up a billion, billion hamburgers to actually encircle the globe. They are concepts of the mind. Lining up a billion, billion hamburgers, even if they could be cooked and distributed, would take the effort of hundreds of thousands of people, countless trucks, an undefined amount of restaurants, and the production of even more farms, and food processors. I could calculate what would be needed, but I won’t at this time.

My point is, encircling the globe with hamburgers can be calculated. We could determine to a gram how much hamburger would be needed, how many buns, how many of all the requirements.

With this in mind, we can equally, or should be able to, calculate the exact requirements to build an interstate highway from the Coast of China to the Coast of France. The only question is why are we not doing so? We know the value of an interstate highways system. One only need to read about or visit the United States to know how successful they have been.

I could argue that this is a pro-growth plan. It would employee thousands if not millions of people. The businesses and cities that would grow up around the entrances and exits would be a reason in themselves.

There for, let’s do the planning of requirements. It’s much more fruitful then lining up a billion, billion hamburgers.

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