Let the market decide
By Charles Edwardson
August 29, 2007
I agree with a response that was written to SitNews from one
of the readers, on one of my articles about jewelry store initiatives
and the upcoming vote. The reader wrote "let the market
decide on what business thrives here"
But in the same response seemed to be leaning for the right to
carry out this vote on limiting the market of free trade. and
also he wanted facts, well all you have to do is reflect on the
time the mill closed and there was student decline in the schools
,people moving out of town for lack of jobs, sales tax records
are public knowledge the information does not need to be verified
by me we are living it. One just needs to open there eye. Tourism
in its evolving forms has been a second chance for many people
to start a business. It just so happens that the locals are employees
of many of the new businesses not the owners. But at least some
of the locals are working.Putting limitations on business is
not going to reverse this trend only the local individuals
who want to start a business can reverse the trend of non local
ownership of business.
To read into my message "sarcasm" was no great feat
I put asterisks around it. But reading into my letter that putting
more jewelry stores in town is the answer is totally missing
the point. The act of limiting free enterprise is my point and
although I have remodeled many, many jewelry stores, if they
were all kayak shops, or candy stores, or any other store I would
have remodeled them just the same. My point is and always has
been the tour industry is all we have in the spring and summer
whatever works whatever they buy , is whatever this town should
endeavor to provided, obviously jewelry sells.
And angry would be putting it lightly about my feelings about
limiting anyone's freedom, I do agree now that it is on its way
to the ballot box, it is in the voters hands.
And I will take the advice
of the reader of my viewpoints, in his "angry response"
that was somewhat sarcastic also.
I am going to sit back, take
a deep breath, and vote.
Received August 28, 2007 -
Published August 29, 2007
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