The falacy is related to destroying things to create work.
Exactly. When you take wealth from some to pay others to do useless or even harmful things, you're destroying value and creating opportunity costs. Just because you don't see the window, doesn't mean it wasn't broken.
The hypocrisy is that the government is always blamed.
Yes, it's so unfair to be blamed for monumentally poor management of a project.
Or maybe never heard of the F35?
That's a non sequitur. Even if Lockheed was being paid to make a viable fighter jet - rather than the reality that they were paid whether or not they made a viable fighter jet - it's not the same as being paid a large pile of money to do an IT project.
GAAP requires private companies to respond to FOI requests?
That's a different issue. FOIA applies to public work done by private companies as it does for public work done by US/UK government organizations.
Unfortunately the schools ahd hospitals were destroyed by the rebels in the recent civil way. The rebels were a bunch of drug-crazed gangsters using child soldiers to.steal the gold and diamond mines.(The entire mines, not just the produce). It was American money that funded the rebels, and the Europeans that insisted the government "negotiate" with the rebels as if they were a legitimate democratic opposition. This is the equivalent of asking the Italian government to negotiate with the Mafia. Only worse: The rebels knew they would go to hell for crimes against humanity if caught, so they were prepared to go to any extreme to avoid being caught - chopping random limbs off men women and children without mercy in drug-fueled rampages was only a part of it.
In other words, a relatively nasty government. So what are you going to do about it? And why treat them any differently than say Zimbabwe or North Korea?
Then you have 5 years to build something new and try to catch 40 years worth of rules and logic.
Sounds hard, but far from impossible on a $300 million budget and five years.
The only difference is that corporations have more legal room to hide their mistakes.
Such as needing to turn a profit and being legally required to follow GAAP?
They never bothered to repeal it.
Meaning it has never been abandoned.
Trees suck up water that otherwise causes slides.
Unless it rains a lot. You can increase the threshold a bit before a slide occurs, but big, unstable areas will slide sooner or later.
There's really only two ways to deal with landslide issues this big - disposable land use or get rid of the hillside.
A true Democracy would be a terrible system indeed, with the rich even more firmly in control. People give away their password for chocolate bars (70%) or even nothing (34%!), so voting for some obscure law, probably a chocolate bar would do just fine, or at least a threat of getting fired.
Things change when you toss in the second or the third rich person. They will need to offer more than a candy bar.
The tunnel's gonna need a whole lot of concrete, steel, etc. - global commodities whose cost doesn't vary that much by geography.
And don't actually cost that much.
The LHC is packed to the gills with custom components: everything from the the superconducting magnets to the RF generators to the detectors to the massive computing systems to sift through all the subatomic debris. Even assuming China has the technical expertise to create that custom componentry (a question I can't answer - I simply don't know)...
I doubt they do. And I doubt that lack of technical expertise is actually an obstacle. After all, prior to constructing the LHC, Europe didn't have that expertise either and yet all those devices got built just the same.
does it pass even casual scrutiny to think that China can make a collider of twice the size at one-third the cost?
I bet the EU could do that too. But it'd require changing how they build such things.
Suppose your landslipe was exactly a twentieth the mass and volume of the Oso one. Then your slide area would have about 2.7 less mass per surface area for roots to anchor. Get a large enough unstable area and nothing can anchor it. That's why Earth is an oblate spheroid in the first place.