posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 11:14 AM
reply to post by marg6043
Sorry I didn't get a chance to respond earlier.
In reply to this post.
In todays world is prove with US two wars in the middle east that it doesn't take armies to bring down the great nations of the US
The times of weapons of mass destruction and Armies are gone.
Look around you and see that now the biggest war even know to man kind is been wagged all around us, is call the the economic war.
Actually the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have gone far better than anyone could have predicted. The U.S. took down two crooked, abusive regimes, and
set up democracies, and won the favor of the people. I didn't support the Iraq invasion, but have to admit it succeeded.
These two wars are not what has caused this current world economic down turn, it is too much reliance on U.S. consumers to carry the world's economy.
The thing everyone continues to ignore is that the current economic downturn is a result of being too productive. We are not suffering from a lack
of goods and services, but from our own success.
It takes fewer and fewer people to make more and more happen. This results in fewer and fewer people having jobs, and therefore income. Fewer people
with jobs, means fewer people with incomes, which means fewer people buying things, thus, the drop in demand.
The only real solution is to reduce the hours in the work week. People work fewer hours, so more people can have jobs.