If you’re anything like me, when you heard about “outsourcing” about a decade ago you had the response: “Oh that makes sense, it’s a way to make more money.”
Who doesn’t want to make more money, right?
Well, I contend that it is exactly that attitude that has put America in this downward spiral that we find ourselves in. Our dependence on oil has come back to bite us, big time, and no one seems to have any answers that don’t involve throwing money at the problem. When will we wake up and realize – MONEY IS THE PROBLEM.
At this point in our economic crisis I feel like we’re trying to put out a fire with gasoline by throwing more money at the problem.
The rapid process of globalization has allowed us unprecedented levels of interaction, thus concretizing our interconnected web of human activity. Unfortunately, our system is feeding off of money that isn’t really there. If the money is a symptom of our oil addiction, then we must realize that when the oil runs out – our money will be completely meaningless.
And of course, I contend that it has been meaningless since its very conception.
Outsourcing is perhaps one of the most significant contributors to globalization. The big businesses already had the resources in place to begin investing in their own personal globalized infrastructures while the rest of us could simply sit back and say to ourselves: “Hmm good idea I guess…”
And now outsourcing is becoming our undoing. Big American businesses have so greatly devalued America herself that they have completely neglected our own infrastructure. What is this infrastructure you ask?
Here’s my list:
2. Meaningful Jobs – agriculture – sustainable energy/solar/wind/wave/tidal/geothermal/algae biomass – arts – education – science – research – gaming – athletics – public service – community organizing – high speed rail – design – engineering – environmental preservation.
3. Economy of Trust based on a Currency of Language.
Perhaps you can think of some more necessities to our infrastructure that I’ve left off this list.
We can start doing all of this today. We can bring back all the jobs we’ve outsourced and put Americans back to work. The People must collectively stand up to the plutocracy we find ourselves in and demanded a truly equal and sustainable civilization.