According to Lakshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI), the U.S. Commerce Department reported today that the U.S. economy officially grew at 5.6% pace in the fourth quarter of 2009. So, that means if you live in a manufacturing center or previously worked in a job associated with the housing bubble that burst, you’re going to have to accept the fact that the Market Place no longer wants your skills.
Economics 101 says that to have a top, you have to have a bottom. A LOT of thought and effort goes into deciding who is going to be at the bottom and what will happen to them. Remember, we live in the greatest capitalistic country on the planet. In short:
- You have to change
- Change is good
- Change is the only constant in the universe
- He or she who waits, shall have change engineered for them. [SEE: Prison Nation.]
Long, LONG term unemployed usually aren’t even counted. In the Black Community where the effects of inflation and recession are doubled, those numbers are almost laughable. So if 40% of those now unemployed have skills that the market place no longer wants … in the black community, that means 40% – to -80% of those people WILL NEVER RETURN TO THOSE TYPES OF JOBS EVER AGAIN.
Forget Detroit ever returning to what it used to be. Forget the glory days of the Rust Belt . READ what even Wikipedia says about America’s greatest manufacturing centers: Rust Belt.
Smell the coffee yet?
This is another reason why I advocate Urban Farming and Small Farming so strongly. Please take a second and view some of the remarkable YouTube videos on this and other related topics posted on:
Black Solutions (and take a moment to view some of the videos on the video bar posted on the left.)