posted on Dec, 21 2016 @ 10:07 AM
a reply to: Snarl
Two things spring to mind.
The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.
The first cell phone was not a Samsung 7. I remember them. They were huge boxes in
limousines that needed power from the vehicle's battery, and coverage was dismal compared to today. The first TVs were little boxes with barely
recognizable pictures and tinny sound. The first Walmart was a Mom and Pop local department store in Arkansas.
But without those humble beginnings, we would not be able to yak away and play video games on the toilet at work, we would not have 3D 4kTV with Dolby
surround sound, and we would not have the big box stores. That first step is required.
Success begets success.
Most communities of appreciable size have a "restaurant row," that one section of town where most of the eating joints
are located. Why do they congregate together instead of spreading out to cover different areas? Because once one or two are successful, others decide
to grab for their own slice of that success pie. They try to recreate, as much as possible, the same conditions that led their predecessors to
success... including location.
The same dynamic works in other industries too.
And, of course, as has already been pointed out, creating 50k good jobs will lead to the creation of several times that many support jobs. This is
true trickle-down... business expansion and creation instead of simply throwing money at companies that have nowhere to expand. And true trickle-down
works, and has always worked since people were trading in bearskins and shiny rocks. It took beaurocracy to screw it up.