Tuesday, April 05, 2011

no work, no money...,

Video - Quick view of the economy in California.


Uglyblackjohn said...

"Make Work" - doesn't work.

Uglyblackjohn said...

A recent article in the WSJ states that there are more people working for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities COMBINED.

CNu said...

Seen't that article. Underscores Hypertiger's label for civilization, "food-powered, make-work hierarchy". By extension, it also underscores the inevitable end to which Hypertiger sagely directs our gaze...,

nanakwame said...

I don't understand your point Doc - We are the most productive, with less labor costs. The problem imho is the growing surplus population as you point to? Now if we are talking about the creation of local production and quality service that is part of the solution, yet; we aren't turning the clock back on the global machine or markets are we? The debate imho is around generational and cost which the present system has created a myopic view of high living on the hog, from my generation.
And if your premise is that we must become more global in our human activities and consciousness, then how does that fit? Non-zero sum game?

nanakwame said...

btw Why is work the focus of our solutions?

CNu said...

Tariff reductions = "trade liberalization." Globalization, meet your nemesis: peak oil. As supplies of cheap oil get tight, long-standing global economic trends could be poised for upheaval.

The relationship between cheap transportation costs and growing world trade is complex, and some economists have argued that it is less important than others. But as oil prices rise and the cost of container shipping and air freight surge with it, one is hard-pressed to see how that cannot have a serious impact on global trade.


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