Speaking of the mess created by our abstract economic system of figures on paper . . .

I’ve been reading reports about possible solutions to California’s water-shortage problem. You’d think it would be a no-brainer: there’s a whole ocean there with water that merely needs to be desalinated. There is an endless supply. Doh!

But, some say, it is cost-prohibitive and government just can’t afford to go that route. Imagine that: some officials would sooner let people go without water than mess with the abstract economy.

Surely if there is a God above watching all of this, He’s killing Himself laughing.

Hey, Earthlings, God helps those who help themselves.

Of course, private enterprise is going to capitalize. It will build the desalination plants, and taxpayers will end up paying for the water one way or another. But how many people will suffer in the meantime?

The water shortage in California is just another example of how government has let economics interfere with good sense. California officials should have moved on desalination plants decades ago, cost be damned. Print more money, if necessary. Who’s to know? Or borrow more. Who cares? It’s only abstract figures on paper. Tangled webs . . .

Happy Earth Day!

— Jillian