For a company like Greyhound those would be considered fixed assets and would be depreciated according to a depreciation schedule.
FYI if the assets aren't in service they wouldn't be depreciated. Only once they are put in service is depreciation started.
You might be willing to compromise on this for the sake of practicality, but I am not.
What is there to compromise if I don't share you veneration of dead bone?
the problem is that both wings of SCOTUS have now accepted the "living Constitution" model where its meaning changes continuously, even if folks like Scalia deny it.
But that's not what a "living constitution" is. We have a "living" constitution because it can be changed. Not because we choose to interpret it differently.
The other one transposed things so when they tried to enter 7XXXX they hit 6 by mistake.
But that's not a transposition error. A transposition error is when you type "47" instead of "74"... the two keystrokes are transposed.
The problem isn't really the textbooks---the books themselves are often relatively cheap (for example, a 9th edition of Sullivan's Precalculus can be had for $30 or $40 if you don't mind being an edition out of date). The problem is that students are also required to buy access to the publisher's website in order to do their homework. One alternative is to hire advanced undergraduates to grade papers, or (better yet) hire more expensive graduate students, or even (heaven forbid) tenure track lecturers to teach smaller sections and/or grade papers. There is basically no money to do that, so it isn't going to happen. Another alternative is to use something like MAA's WeBWorK for homework. This might be quite feasible in the future as WeBWorK is improved (or another, better free, open source system comes along), and my department is doing as much as it can via WeBWorK, but the system is still not all there---there are simply things that, as bad as it is, MathXL can do much better than WeBWorK.
This might be evidence of my own lack of creativity, but I just don't see many other alternatives, and none of them are going to be any cheaper at the end of the day.
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