No Motorcades

Let me wrap my head around this one. There’s this important commodity imported from oversease, which has gotten expensive. Because of the price spike, some people are suggesting that some activities which require its use, be cancelled at all. Okay, let’s say, water has become more expensive, so let’s ban all seminars, meetings, parties and all other r social gatherings from serving juice (even if they could afford to spend). Would that really help? If event organizers don’t serve juice anymore, there would be more expensive water in the market. Maybe, the store owners would be able to have them sold out, but it could take some time, a time longer than usual, because some usual clients backed out. I guess, the employees’ pay won’t get hurt. Anyway, it’s a regular renumeration protected by law. But the water wholesalers may have a hard time getting their returns, and may take a longer time to buy more water to replenish the supplies. Oh, the delivery services may decrease their rounds. Anyway, there’s still some water in the market, and the bosses would still wait to earn to get some cash to pay for another supply delivery from the contacts abroad. Oh, wait. There would be some decrease on the sale of juice powder, sugar or disposable cups, because after all, no juice for events anymore. So, there would be the same effect for their retailers, delivery services and wholesalers. (Well, maybe the effects would be concentrated on specific areas if the ban could be implemented on one or few cities.

But on the other hand, maybe that’s good because there would be sufficient available water in the market. The smaller clients could purchase some for necessities, probably in conservative amounts because like I said, water has become expensive. Water would only be acquired only for essential exercises: drinking for survival, a quick bath, food preparation, washing selected utensils, washing for health purposes; just the essentials. When I think of it that way, hey, it would be good. There would be enough liquid for everyone. We may not have a shortage because there would be a stock of it, thanks to the juice ban. Maybe, the juice ban is a good idea after all.

But then, even if juice is banned in events, would not participants drink some sort of liquid? Perhaps, they could still consume water, without the powder and sugar. (So, the powder and sugar industry just got hurt.) Maybe, they could switch to soda (which would be good for the soda companies and related services). Maybe roughly the same amount of water would be purchased and consumed regardless of the juice ban. So, maybe, there would be no need for it after all, anyway.

I’m wondering why some candidates and government officials are advocating for or implementing a ban on motorcades and caravans on political campaigns because oil has gotten expensive. Maybe that would help. I suppose that would conserve our oil supply. Certainly, in that way, there would be some more to go around in the market. I sort of see the point that motorcades and caravans could be a wasteful course of campaign. After all, there are other ways to invite votes that would not require gasoline. However I kind of have this itchy feeling that they’re pushing for it because of some other agenda. Could it be that they’re banning the political motorcades in their city because those could upstage their own campaigns, and more people could show up for support, than their own caravans that they held weeks ago. Some people push for the same on the national level, maybe not for economic reasons, but because their party does not have a presidential candidate, so ban them all. Possibly, their emotional securities are getting threatened by motorcades and caravans of candidates whom they love to hate, which consistently turn out to show a good number of attendance of support. I didn’t really pay much attention in Economics class in my junior year in high school (or I just didn’t get the lessons); but I suppose that for the economy to be stable, resources have to smoothly go around; and for that to happen, people have to freely buy and sell, igniting a series of earning. Is it not that way with cycles as in the water cycle, blood flow or the nutrients in the soil? Elements of the chain should easily move for health and ecology. If we suspend some part of the chain, it would have some negative effect in the cycle. But maybe, it’s not really for the economy; not even for ecology.

“Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” -Genesis 6:5