July 10, 2009

What Comes Next?

Conventional wisdom says that once we get through this economic tough spot, we'll see jobs coming back and everything will get back to normal.

But is that true? As we watch those green shoots wither in the summer heat, we're starting to realize what comes next won't be based on what was there in the last 30 years. The economy built on debt and over consumption is dead. This economic collapse will change the economy in ways we don't yet understand. And the jobs of tomorrow won't be the jobs of yesterday.

We are on the cusp of a new era. And it can be a time of opportunity and Renaissance, or it can be a time of disaster, violence and war. In my opinion, it all comes down to whether our approach to solving our problems is "the world is a bad place and you are on your own" or "there's a whole lot of hurt, but we'll survive and even thrive if we work together and come up with solutions that balance the needs of all of us."

Posted by Mary at July 10, 2009 12:42 AM | Economy | Technorati links |
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