posted on Dec, 26 2008 @ 01:28 AM
OK enough with the self-pitying and the inevitable conspiracy theory.
Both an avoidance of What can we do now?
More than half the successful businesses in the US got their start during the 30s Depression.
The US still has more available and disposable capital than any other place in the world. Ingenuity, innovation, initiative, plain old hard work were
once what put America ahead of Europe which once had so many historical and cultural advantages.
One idea I saw elsewhere was a Think Tank like the Manhattan Project, to brainstorm a viable alternative to oil dependency.
Many businesses currently nearing bankruptcies would benefit from improved methodologies to eliminate the inherent waste that has crept into them.
Improved efficiency is something America once prided itself for.
Some serious rethinks of antiquated policies might help enormously too.
Instead of a permanent outrageously expensive War on Drugs that never seems to accomplish anything, it might be smarter to admit that hundred of
billions have and will always be spent on importing and selling drugs, and just tax the Hell out of it. Ironically, if drug consumption becomes
legalized, the prices fall precipitously, and the criminal element goes away.
A serious War on Crime instead of the sham one we see would liberate vast fortunes and alleviate the drainage we have become used to for decades.
These are just off the top suggestions for starters.