Zoo should please customers, not lecture them

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The Brookfield Zoo could pump up attendance if it focused on providing its patrons with more live exhibits rather than bludgeoning them to death with sermons on the environment.

Perhaps the Chicago Zoological Society should sublease the zoo's operation to Walt Disney, who would seek to please the customer rather that providing jeremiads on the environment.

The worst-performing sector of the American economy is the so-called not-for-profit sector that lacks common stock whose potential for appreciation drives the entrepreneur. Nothing magical occurs by granting an institution tax-exempt status.

Charles R. Courtney


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Todd Love  

Posted: February 3rd, 2018 7:45 AM

Charles R. Courtney strikes me as a being a buffoon. He speaks of taxes, I am curious to wether he contributs anything to society other than his long winded, and boring opinions.

Shawn Mari Amador  

Posted: January 31st, 2018 8:47 PM

We love the zoo, it's teachings, and will continue to spend alot of time there. What a great resource we have in Brookfield!

Ken Knasiak  

Posted: January 31st, 2018 11:05 AM

I wonder if Mr. Courtney's extends his comment about granting public institutions tax exempt status to churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions? You are almost certainly guaranteed a lecture there.

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