posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 11:52 PM
I have been wanting to post about this for a while. It has always been believed that the more natural resources a country has the more prosperous it
will be, assuming that the people know how to develop/exploit them. From this it follows that to make your country prosperous you should have enough
people to exploit the resources and export them, but not too large of a population because then your people will be using the resources instead of
exporting them for money.
So, recognizing this straight-forward logic, the modern corporate philosophy of high business and high population density seems illogical. I think
that greed and laziness have ruined our peoples' abilities to make good decisions.
Sure quick growth brings quick profits, but in the long run it's unsustainable. Just look at Detroit, or the great recession we just came out of. Big
populations mean big business, but also huge costs that people just conveniently overlook. Detroit was a huge center of the auto business and huge
employer for decades. Now that businesses have decided to move to greener pastures, like the west, Detroit has been left for dead. I think this will
happen to most of America eventually if we don't change our society.