posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 12:37 AM
reply to post by Rockpuck
Straw man. There are always "economic problems" for someone, some where. I have never stated otherwise. The economy however, is not a zero sum game
even though the media and doom & gloom propaganda would have us think otherwise.
People have got to learn that their local economy is not generalizable for everyone. Detroit and the rest of the autobelt has been in ruins for quite
some time, even when the rest of the country was in a boon. However...bad economic development practices do not signify the need to run for the hills.
It does signal a need to move perhaps over the long term, or slap the current economic development practitioners into reality (by voting out the
people that hired them).
People always suffer, but I will not whine when the people who lived through the only actual time of national economic hardship (the Great Depression)
think comparing current conditions to it are laughable.
Finally, I would hardly call me working 50 hours a week, going to school, and driving a 15 year old car not suffering by the standards we use on ATS
(which so far has included, no cable, no internet, higher price of cigarettes, among other sad stories). But I do not cry, because I know that I - and
most other people in this and every other first world country - live a life of unimaginable prosperity that so many would die for.
People put themselves in a doom and gloom mindset because they buy the media propaganda. I'll stick to the data. When the data say its time to run
for the hills, I'll join the doom and gloom club - until then - I'm just a realist. As I said previously I'm a pretty pessimistic person, but I'm
a rational one that looks at the data. But compared to the doom and gloom preached on ATS, I look like a huge optimist.