Posted by Jon on August 26, 1999 at 10:29:51:
In Reply to: Re: Anti Canadian ? posted by Jimmie on August 25, 1999 at 18:45:34:
Yep it is. Every nation has to find its niche. Labor is not ours, because our labor is too high priced. We still have the most fertile soil in the world. We will always be able to produce food for the world ... but with everything else costing so much because of our needs and high costs, farming doesn't pay either.
We as a nation are screwed until we find a way to fit in with the rest of the global economy, which, despite what the happy-talk politicians say, means lowering our living standards ultimately. We've been living like kings for too long, we don't want to change, but the only way to make this economic monarchy work in the long run is to enslave other nations. We're doing that to whatever extent we can get away with it ... but it can't last!
As animators, we can beat the rest of the American economy to the punch (incorporating this reality into our industry). Execs MORE THAN ANYONE need to understand this (and take a cut, and work toward efficiency). But we need to understand it too.
Or not. So crucify me.
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