VicForests just chasing its own tail |

16 November 2011.  AFR.  Mathew Dunckley.

Photograph by Arsineh Houspian.  +(61) 401 320 173.

by Mathew Dunckley

Imagine a world where the state owns a school demolition business. It roams the countryside knocking down perfectly fine public schools chosen by the state government. This company then sells the rubble to merchants. Not that anyone really wants to buy it, so the school-dozing company barely breaks even despite government subsidies. The obscene arrangement is justified on the basis that several hundred school rubble jobs are at stake. This is patently nuts. It is also the world in which we live right now

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