What started out as a request by my wife to build a "guest latrine" turned into a study of world sanitation methods. While I don't claim to be an expert, I have learned a lot and have found a lot of on-line resources. I also now understand that while the initial focus of most of the projects was to clean up (pun intended) third world sanitation, it it very clear that there are good reasons to make some serious changes in how human waste is dealt with in the first world as well. I suggested this in a previous post. Here I want to fill in the blanks.
As we all know, the U.S. economy has seen better days. With the exception of building weapons systems, there just isn't that much manufacturing going on in the U.S. Most of the economy seems to be related to importing, managing and selling things that are imported from China. Ideas to do some useful things like make health care available to everyone get labeled as some left-wing plot to bankrupt the U.S. and any alternative energy ideas turn into corporate welfare. Well, I just thought of something that might actually combine doing something useful with not getting labeled as welfare.