What's the difference?
If muslims do somehow manage to have a mosque built there, I think it is only fitting that we build a Hooters right next to it.
In this day and age most big money is going into the stock market. The stock market was created to allow corporations to offer part "ownership" in their business in exchange for an influx of cash to build or get bigger. Investors win if the value of the company goes up and lose if it goes down.
Nowdays with all the "instruments" created by Wall Street we use the stock market to create a lot of wealth on paper that does nothing to build lasting capital investments in this country.
Take the MIT proffesor who invented a better battery than the Lithium Ion to power electric cars and other things. He went to Wall Street for money to start up the company and start manufacturing his batteries here in the US. He was told to go to the Chinese because he could get the batteries built for less there. No US investment, no American jobs, and no community building.
Thats a long way to go to say capitalist will not invest here because they feel like investing in America is not a very smart thing to do.
Without private money the Twin Towers will never be rebuilt. In a lot of ways the terrorist that knocked those buildings down have won.
Do you think investment bankers are broke. Goldman Sachs could build the towers back and not even notice the reduction in their yearly profits.
Every square foot of Manhattan has to produce money, except the public parks and common areas. Privately owned land will always have to produce and will appreciate in value. I don't know if the Port Authority owns that land or if its privately owned but since it has proven how much revenue can be generated there, I'm sure it will always be a beacon of capitalism......until the Progressives nationalize it.
I am told this productivity quotient is the reason there are no gas stations in Manhattan---they can make more charging for parking instead.
Until the Progressives nationalize it. :eek2: who proposed that? Obama and his administration are anything but Progressive.
Every time I read a post here that sounds well thought out, I get to the end and there is some comment so far out of context it gets me laughing so hard I shoot the 18 YO Glenlevit I am drinking out my nose. That hurts and is very expensive. Please stop. :LOL::LOL:Thats for you Mrs. Reb
There should already be buildings on the site. One as tall as the tallest building in the world, and one slightly taller. The fact that this has not happened is a sorry comment one the resolve of the citizens of this country. I guess the capitalist are to busy making money in the past and current Wall Street bubbles.
Not letting me post the proper url, give me a minute. That's better. Not sure what the foundation should look like but...