[FoRK] why Dilbert is doomed
eugen at leitl.org
Tue Nov 10 02:03:29 PST 2009
On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 12:56:49PM -0800, Stephen Williams wrote:
> Exactly. How about A) concentrating on ideas and skills to reach much
> better efficiencies and B) inshoring since there is plenty of cheap land
I recommend dumping every resource you have into achieving sustainability
in energy, fuels and food section. This is both a hard task, will need
a lot of manual labor and produce exportable technology and culture to
developing countries who're currently screwing themselves and us all. Win/win.
> and potentially cheap labor right here in the US. It seems that many
The cheap labor part is a trap. You can't neither compete with
sweatshops nor robots, so if people can't occupy themselves you
have to pay them to stay home.
> companies are much more ready to employ people around the world than a
> couple states over. There is some major mental disconnect there.
> We have to find creative ways to compete, expand, invent new directions,
> etc. We may also want to create zones where living expenses are
> competitive to some extent with those overseas locations. This should
> not be impossible.
You can't compete by price alone. Not with countries who are cutting
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