Re: Who's on your ignore list?
posted at 12/22/2011 12:15 PM EST
In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : It's a nice pretty picture gmbill, and all rosy if, like you and me, you're at the top of your profession and earning comfortable sums. But there's a troubling dark side to it as well, because there are a lot of people in the US and elsewhere who are seeing declining living standards and who aren't going to be able to raise themselves out of poverty as good jobs move to Asia. It may take a very long time for the equilibrium to be reestablished, because there are very large populations of extremely poor potential labourers in China, India, and many other parts of Asia and Africa who can be employed cheaply for years to come and whose presence will continue to put downward pressure on American wages for decades. As executives or company owners, we benefit greatly from the cheap labour we can find in other countries. Our consumers here also benefit--as long as they still have jobs and can consume. There is some merit to Henry Ford's old idea of ensuring his workers made enough to buy the cars they built. The problem with the US economy is that as wages decline and jobs move offshore, the consumer market here will decline too, and that's a challenge for all businesses that rely on that market's strength for their success. True, the consumer base may grow in China (where my clients can't keep their employees because wages are increasing so fast and jobs are so abundant that people often switch jobs two or three times a year), but that doesn't relieve the issues back home in the states. That's what concerns me. I understand macroeconomics and know the benefits of free competition--but I'm also aware that people really do get hurt as the economic wheel turns and I strongly believe that those of us who benefit the most from the economy have the greatest responsibility to take care of those who do get hurt. Providing them with more jobs is great--if we're really doing that--but if we're not (and right now we're not), then we have to look at other ways of helping. And some of those ways may mean that you and I give fewer presents to our own kids this Christmas so other less fortunate kids can have just a bit more.
Posted by prolate0spheroid[/QUOTE]
I have a heart and agree with your concern which would bring me to an even deeper faith issue but we will keep this on a business discussion.
Not as a brag just a fact, I give of time and money around the world to help people in need. I grew up poor, I know what if feels like to not have but more important I have the ability to help so I do.
The current economic situation around the globe is creating more areas of need than we as a world can fix. We need to get business and by that I mean jobs, back on track. You do not do that by creating fake jobs, you do that by creating an environment where companies can create real jobs.
Entitlements never work because you can not maintain the expense so people who come to depend on them. once the money runs out are like 66, no skills no money.
I keep my kids and my money in check, I was just kidding with 66 cause he was acting a fool. I am still at heart the same blue collar kid from Rosie. All my friends are the same friends and many are looking for work, all of them I help out.
We have a tough road ahead and none of us are immune, trust God and Pray. Also work your a-- off to stay ahead and succeed.
All the best for a Merry Christmas.
ps: and I will pray for 66