Here's a story from Friday's

Here's a story from Friday's local paper that caught my eye. The City of Cedar Falls is considering giving $30,000 to the CEEE at the University where I work, in order to help 200 seniors improve the energy efficiency of their home, which they hope will save the seniors $100/home, or $20,000 in energy costs. Now, I wasn't a math major, but it seems to me, it'd be a whole lot easier just to take that same $30,000 and give each senior $150, and skip the work, unless the improvements made will benefit them over multiple years. Spending $30,000 to save $20,000 doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.