Lucky to live in Michigan and have a job!
So it seems every morning I drive to work and hear more depressing news about the state of our State. I was shocked to hear that 1 out of every 9 people have to buy food stamps in the state of Michigan. Now I know that statistics are meant to shock and spin information but you can’t help with all the news reports about all the automotive plants and other companies laying people off that there might be a little truth to that shocking fact. I thank God every day that I have a great job doing what I love.
I never took an econ class but it seems to me that the world must once again adapt to an ever changing world. The ages are getting shorter as technology speeds up. By Age I mean the industrial age, computer age, the information age, each age has gotten shorter while our work force tries to keep up. Advances in technology develop so quickly that we haven’t had enough time to think about the worker. Don’t get me wrong, technology is great but what is it’s ultimate purpose? Speed and efficiency. Unfortunately having both these qualities leads to someone losing their job. In most cases hundreds of people losing their jobs. The days of auto workers getting fat with overtime and having ten guys to do one job are over. Greed has made sure of that. So where do we go from here? So now I open the floor to you guys and gals. What can we do to help Michigan? How do we put people back to work and pull our declining real estate out of the gutter?