During her state of the state speech Gov. Hassan emphasized her support of all things type A, robots, STEM and in the box thinking. Basically, a statement that “imagination isn’t needed here.” I don’t know Hassan personally but from what I’ve seen she is an in the box thinker. Nothing abstract, black and white and an emphasis on where the power is. Money and power. I’m sure this is very logical and sensical to a person like Gov. Maggie Wood Hassan.
I’m not singling out the first term governor there are lots of people, if not the majority in this society that think and act as she does. I’m sure you know of people that are like this.
So where am I going with this…
I’ve been playing a lot of chess lately and being an out of the box thinker with an active imagination I’ve been kicking some ass. And I mean some royal ass. Within the past week I’ve beaten two master chess players who are ranked higher than me simply by employing non traditional, non established tactics. One of them actually said to me, “you threw me off balance I didn’t know how to react I didn’t play that right.” I felt like responding, “because you don’t know how to think.” I didn’t say that.
I wonder if Gov. Maggie Wood Hassan knows how to think?
So let’s talk about the Panama Canal. Previously I’ve reported about this capital project and its positive net value to New Hampshire. Despite its positive net value the Panama Canal expansion is still an example of things espoused by Gov. Hassan. And namely, it’s “in the box” design, its operation(s) and most importantly, its costs.
Well guess what.
China has now signed an agreement with the Government of Nicaragua to construct a canal to compete with the U.S. and England supported Panama Canal. What do you want to bet that ships moving through the Nicaraguan Canal will pay a lower fee than the ships moving through the Panama Canal.
$$$$$. Take that in the box thinkers, STEM yuppies and Gov. Hassan.