Title

Crosses, Stars, Moons, and Green Street-Side Bins

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

The PERCOLATOR - the PERC Blog

Publisher

Property and Environment Research Center

Abstract

What do these four symbols have in common? Well, to start with they all cost resources, that is, they are not free. Why in the heck then do practitioners waste their money on them? Why do churches have steeples, and synagogues wonderfully ornate glass windows, and mosques, exquisite wool carpets? Surely the money spent on these trappings could have been used to do missionary work, feed the poor, or heal the sick. What is going on?