Villa Chapel

Counting the Villa

May 09 2007

A recent obituary in the New York Times noted that Dr. Ida Hoos, a sociologist, was “widely recognized as an outspoken critic of systems analysis...(which used) mathematical models to perform cost-benefit analyses and risk assessments...” on military equipment. Dr. Hoos wrote, “What cannot be counted simply doesn’t count, and so we systematically ignore large and important areas of concern.” A comparison may be made with some in Erie who focus exclusively on the quarterly report and view demolition as an expedient tax-abatement strategy.

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