Originally Posted by columbia92
The question is.... why do we want to continue to over pay and support jobs and industry that is no longer competitive globally?? Jobs have been lost oversea for the past 50 years but the unemployeement ratio has pretty much stayed the same except during this recession. It's more important to re-educate workers and put them in use in industries where US is still competitive....
Exactly... this is the transition from the industrial to information age. What we're experiencing is simply progression of society, it's not sad/unfortunate, it's simply the fact that as time marches on changes occur. It's only a loss for those who rest on their laurels.
Skilled artisans and their products will never disappear, it helps to think of those as something seperate - a luxury vs. a consumable.