Posts Tagged ‘Occams Razor’

Orlando HOA Hires PooPrints DNA Trackers To Chase Dog Poop…. Occam’s Razor Fail

January 15, 2013

Residents of an Orlando condo complex fed up with owners not cleaning up after their pets are using a high-tech way to catch the culprits, taking DNA from the dogs.The Vue at Lake Eola in downtown has received numerous complaints about tenants leaving their dog’s droppings at a pet park on the seventh floor of the condominium.The building is hiring a company called PooPrints to collect DNA samples from the dogs. Technicians will swab the dogs’ mouths and then match that DNA to the feces. It will cost pet owners about $50 per dog to register them with PooPrints. If a tenant is caught not picking up after their dog they could be fined $100. Repeat offenders could be evicted from the building.

The Vue hires DNA trackers to chase dog poop possibly driving up HOA fees and creating unintended consequences rather than putting in cameras or hiring a teenager to clean up. Occam’s Razor fail.


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Eye View Occam’s Razor Moment, Lower Taxes Higher Employing

September 7, 2010

Last year, even as he struggled through the worst of the recession, Chris Upham said revenue at his District-based real estate and construction businesses doubled — allowing him to hire two agents.

But Upham said he hasn’t increased his staff thus far in 2010 and he doesn’t expect to for the remainder of the year.

That’s because his taxes rose sevenfold. And he said he anticipates they’ll increase again if the Bush tax cuts for people earning $250,000 and above expire at the end of the year.

As small businesses try to plot their recovery, attention is turning to what many owners consider burdensome policies — higher taxes, new accounting procedures and health-care mandates. Even as the government tries to help with an array of small-business initiatives, many owners say the intervention is as much a hindrance to hiring as the faltering economy.

Their perceptions are important because the Obama administration is counting on small-business owners like Upham, whose ranks represent more than half the U.S. workforce, to jump-start the economy, much like they did after downturns in the early 1990s and 2001.

“We did well last year, hired two people, but the taxes ate through the income we had,” Upham said.

“It seemed like we were moving up, [and now] consumer confidence is down,” he added. “What I want government to do is not raise taxes — decrease them to allow us extra money for hiring.”

Lower taxes for small businesses will help increase hiring.  Occam’s Razor Moment. Not that complicated…


Eye View does Occams Razor

April 14, 2010

Latest polling Observations…

47% will pay no federal income taxes…

45% say amount of tax they pay ‘about right’…

Occams razor, is  the conclusion, that the simplest solution is usually the correct…