Epiphytes and economics are two of my favorite things. I already have a blog dedicated to economics...Pragmatarianism...so I decided to create a blog that is primarily dedicated to epiphytes.
Hopefully these two blogs will help me realize my dream. In my dream there's an epiphyte on every tree and people can choose where their taxes go. If my dream comes true then the world will be a much better place.
An empty lot becomes a much better place when a tree is planted in it. Just like an empty tree becomes a much better place when there are epiphytes planted on it. But because no two plants provide us with the same exact amount of value...it's essential that people be free to choose which trees they plant and which epiphytes they plant on them.
If it's valuable for people to be free to choose which plants they add to their private space...then it's valuable for people to be free to choose which programs they add to their public space. If a plant improves your private space...then you should be free to spend your money on it. If a program improves your public space...then you should be free to spend your money on it.
Basically, the world improves at a much faster rate when everybody is free to find where there's room for improvement and free to allocate their resources accordingly.
To learn more about epiphytes...check out these two groups on flickr...epiphytes and orchids on trees.