In the world of research all assumptions are invalid. Has anyone noticed that most disagreements start with one person making a statement based on assumption, and bickering begins defending the statements or tearing up assumptions, which in turn becomes hostile and no work is accomplished. Young people are the worst culprits for making statements based on assumptions because they have not had the chance to have real experiences.
The fact is, I don’t know what will happen when we get on site, where-ever that happens to be, and neither does anyone else. My wife and I lived on a boat to see what it was like. Now I don’t need to make assumptions about living on a boat, we have the experience. I worked the Caribbean, I don’t need to speculate on that, and I lived in other countries and know how to grease palms (not the tree) to make things work. However, just because something worked in one situation, I will not assume that it will always work like that.
Case in point, that no loss trading system that I was so proud of, will no longer work in the US because they changed the trading rules (only for the US) so my no loss system will not work there any more. If we can avoid assumptions, dogma, and the insecurity that make us fight to be right, we may actually be able to break water on a project or two.
Here is the secret, every government wants money, if we can give them what they want, they will work to get us what we want. Instead of looking for the costs, which is how governments extort profits from the people, find the right person that can make those administration costs go away.
I suggest that we make the government (which ever that turns out to be), 2% ownership of the business and earn 2% of the profits. It’s all about profits in this world, don’t try to push someone out of the way, pay him to move. Make him want to get out of the way by showing him the advantage to him by moving. Governments don’t really exist, people do. And they just don’t want to be left out.