Stop and think for a minute about what you can do for yourself that government simply cannot. We've suffered setbacks in our history prior to the most recent collapse of economy. The economy doesn't define us, we define the economy. When a company becomes too cash rich, it gets bought out, stripped of liquid resources and left to flounder or perish of its own accord. America is just such a company. It has been stripped of its wealth by international interests and through our own political negligence and ignorance of the establishment of globalization. How long we will suffer depends on us not the actions of the government. Yes it will continue to function as a hazard to personal success until those [parasites] who have embedded themselves in our political system decide they can make more money elsewhere. Until then, we will endure, and many of us will ultimately thrive once the corporations are finished cannibalizing our United States Corporate assets. There is more to life than a job, but since in our generation, for the most part, it's all we know, we're in for a difficult learning phase of our existence. This will pass, and as bad as we may believe we have it, there still remain many in the world who are worse off than we in America are. Stop whining and start working together to become the Phoenix that will ultimately arise from these ashes.
From the seeded article:
Klaussner Furniture was forced to lay off half its workers, lost to Chinese imports. Now it's holding on to the others by exporting to China. Klaussner Furniture is expensive in China but, turns out, the growing Chinese middle class thinks the "Made In America" label is a status symbol.
"Made In America" is an advantage for the Technimark company which has created 800 jobs here. It makes plastic products including iPhone covers. They're growing because they can deliver a customer's new product in two weeks when it can take two months to ship the same thing from China.
Up the road in Kernersville, even the abandoned tobacco barns are turning a new leaf -- not with one big company moving in, but dozens of new entrepreneurs who are setting up shops. A lot of them were down on their luck and had no choice but to cook up a new idea.
Jenny Fulton: I grew up on pickles. My grandmother used to make pickles. We'd--we always had pickles in the house, and I love 'em.
Jenny Fulton and Ashlee Furr were laid off stock brokers. They poured their savings into Miss Jenny's Pickles.
They're in more than 500 stores, some of them in China, and soon to be in Mongolia.