HRoth - 1:04 pm on Nov 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
No one has referred to the illuminati. Multinational corporations exist and their actions in the material world really affect our economy. Multinationals are still making huge profits and they don't have to stay here or employ any Americans to keep on doing that. The more outsourcing there is, the fewer people there are here who have money to buy anything. When people don't have jobs, when the large industries that were previously the foundation of our economy just leave to go on to greener pastures and then even the house of cards created by our financial industry collapses, our economy is SOL and so are we merchants, because we need folks to have money to buy. Attitudes don't mean a thing if people have empty pockets and so can't spend when they feel expansive. I guess we can all move to India and live like kings off $250/mo, like someone on the AdSense forum said he was doing. But we, as retailers, are mostly going to stay in our respective countries and we need ordinary people to have jobs so that they can keep on buying our stuff. Or we need to fundamentally change what and how we sell, so that we are not selling stuff but perhaps skills or information that folks need and that perhaps can cross borders more easily than a physical item, which is more dependent on the cost of fuel and on the relative values of currencies. That fundamental change is what I am interested in. I want to be part of that change, not ground in its wheels.