Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The shift to finance seems to throw production – along with workers and consumers — out of the equation.

    Though commodity production is still the largest part of the global economy, it’s declining in the United States. In the early 1970s, the U.S. produced 38% of the world’s commodities; today it’s only 9%. Six million manufacturing jobs have vanished since the year 2000.

  2. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, almost 4 years ago

    Look into 3D printing, and see the shifting paradigm…

  3. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    This shift business is not at all suprising. Somewhere back in the 80’s big business realized that labor was much cheaper overseas. There were, of course, problems. Legal barriers in the USA, lack of infrastructure in the foreign countries and lack of a trained work force. The economic mags were full of “this is the new world order,” we are all now one world," etc. Well the whores in congress passed the necessary laws to make it happen, the factories got built, all sorts of under the table deals took place and now, 20+ years later China et al have all of our manufacturing jobs and our middle class is out of work. The financiers don’t require much in the way of labor, they just push paper around in a circle and pocket the profits. The result is a few get incredibly rich, the nation is in hock up to its eyebrows, our currency is a house of cards waiting for the right gust of wind to blow it down.

    So what is the solution? Damned if I know. It looks like we are going down the old oval drain. Hope y’all can swim.

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