This is the award winning design for a public art project in Flint, Michigan, where I was born:
And this is how it turned out:
This seems a metaphor for so many human endeavors: the Workers’ Paradise, anyone? Or the Free Market as the harbinger of widespread prosperity and the end of poverty (assuming that they really meant all that and it was not just a smokescreen for a get rich quick scheme)?
(Hat tip to James Howard Kunstler’s Eyesore of the Month blog (http://kunstler.com/eyesore-of-the-month/october-2013) ).