Made In The U.S.A.

“When labor is cheap, growth can be breathtaking.”

In Adventures on March 9, 2009 at 12:20 am

That’s what Ted Koppel says.

His China thing is really staying with me.

China’s influence on my life seemed minimal not long ago. It is much greater right now. It will only have more influence tomorrow. It will grow exponentially.

That doesn’t feel great. But there’s nothing I can do about it.

As a journalism teacher in college hammered home time after time, follow the money.

Or, to put it another way… It’s the economy, stupid.

This really is how superpowers are born. I see it now. It’s not through making war, but making pants and shoes and cars. Things change, societies change, the world changes. And the next thing you know, I can’t buy anything without someone across the world willing it is so.

That seems really unequivocally bad for almost everyone involved.

I wish I had something more profound to say, but I don’t think I’m smart enough. I just know it feels icky that everything has changed and I didn’t even realize it. And it continually feels more and more like it’s already too late.


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