Comments on: A global problem with no solution http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: nekers http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/comment-page-1/#comment-52132 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:17:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/#comment-52132 Hello, i feel that i noticed you visited my weblog thus i got here to “go back the prefer”.I am attempting to to find things to improve my site!I guess its good enough to make use of some of your ideas!!

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By: nekers http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/comment-page-1/#comment-52130 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:14:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/#comment-52130 What I have observed in terms of pc memory is always that there are specifications such as SDRAM, DDR and the like, that must go with the specific features of the motherboard. If the pc’s motherboard is kind of current while there are no computer OS issues, replacing the storage space literally takes under sixty minutes. It’s on the list of easiest computer system upgrade treatments one can envision. Thanks for expressing your ideas.

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By: mika. http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/comment-page-1/#comment-8560 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:15:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/#comment-8560 No, the solution is to be rid of the car/oil/military mafia.

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By: Casper http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/comment-page-1/#comment-8517 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 13:26:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/#comment-8517 Maggie is correct, a new value system whereby everybody ‘feels’ that they still have the same net worth.

Else, ignore the problem, sooner than later it will go away all by itself.

The US has been caught napping and have been blindsided again, maybe too busy with its childlike war games: China is writing off most African debt.

Trevor, we pay for those goods and services through indirect taxes in any case

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By: Trevor http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/comment-page-1/#comment-8495 Sun, 08 Nov 2009 03:31:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/#comment-8495 Mufaso-

Oh, I know, your one of those kinds, ie..”godda*mn government ain’t gonna tell me where to build my house” –builds house on floodplain.

Flood comes along, ie..”hey, where’s my FEMA, why’s my national guard?”

OR

Madoff investor, ie..”godda*n government needs to keep there nose outta my investments, I’ll do what I want with MY money”.

Madoff victim, ie..”hey, where’s the SEC, what happened here, federal regulation?, what happened?, I want my money back” (sticking hand out to government).

Same bullsh** just a different day.

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By: Trevor http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/comment-page-1/#comment-8494 Sun, 08 Nov 2009 03:19:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/#comment-8494 Mufaso !!!

Abolish taxes and shrink the government !?! Are you kidding me ?!? Who the hell is going to bail out the big banks and other big corporations when they fail?? Yep, sure makes sense to me, let’s shrink the government, give them LESS control on business and have less taxes going into the system to maintain our infrastructure. Yep, that way all of us can get BENT OVER again by big business and our cities sewer systems, highways, postal system, water systems, police departments, can all go down the toilet too. Mufaso, what color is the sun in your world ?????????????????

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By: renee http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/comment-page-1/#comment-8493 Sun, 08 Nov 2009 03:14:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/#comment-8493 I am no economist and do not follow politics, have been laid off (1993 and 2001) with just a knock on the door, and am now struggling to make it through each month, working three part-time jobs, even after recently taking a job I received more pay for in 1993. Nonetheless, I see things like this: the U.s. must start being the “maker of things.” Isn’t that what Obama said in his inaguration? I do not recall the last time I bought something that said “Made in America.” Why aren’t we making anything anymore? Because we are so greedy and short-sighted that we think buy, buy, buy is the solution to everything. We have become so lazy. We need to make our own products and grow our own crops.

Green energy = jobs. Why not covert (as mentioned in a comment already) current factories/warehouses for production of green technology, particularly in cities like Detroit and New Orleans? Green technology is necessary and can 1) teach skills, 2) provide steady pay, 3) get employees into houses (buying up all the vacant houses in Detroit, for example), which will 4) lower crime rates, and 5) improve neighborhoods – all at the same time. Creation of jobs here in the U.S. is what will improve our economy along with reduction in consumption. We, in the U.S., must reduce our consumption, create skills for ourselves, and convert those skills into consistent local employment.

As for me, I shop at Goodwill thrift stores at the 50%-off-sales, drive a 1990 Toyota Camry, and have reduced my utility bills dramatically by making a few changes:

average water bill: $12/month (2-minute showers instead of 10 minute showers), electric bill: $31/month (haven’t turned on my heat yet for winter but when I do, I keep it at 60-62 and were about 3-4 layers clothes instead), gas bill: $32 month. Also, dropped my landline phone, fax machine, and monthly insurance for my cell phone. Utilities are under $100/month.

Oh yes, the important food bill: no more junk food, save an occassional bag of tortilla chips and no more going to the movies (a 20-year true love of mine). Instead, for the latter, I get DVD’s out of the local library and enjoy a movie on my PC.

Now, making these changes was not difficult and free to do. We in the U.S. so love anything that’s “free.” Well, let’s be free to see we can create our own jobs and grow our own food – go to a grain-based diet instead of meat-based, and grow our way out of this mess, becoming healthier in the process.

Now, off to watch some Brando classics.

P.S. “Inherit the Wind” (Spencer Tracy version) is tops and so many topics discussed in the movie are still relevant today. I give it 5 stars ***** out of 5!

Back to the economy, we MUST create our own jobs, and for those of you struggling out there, a few changes in consumption (food and utilities), can save you at least $100/month or more.

Off to the movies,
Renee

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By: Dan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/comment-page-1/#comment-8491 Sun, 08 Nov 2009 00:28:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/#comment-8491 jb —

Your point is valid. America is running way below its potential, and a lot of people are suffering right now, but most people here continue to enjoy a standard of living that residents of other countries only dream about. But if a foreign engineer is willing to work for so little, it is foremost an indicator of how much better things are over here than where he is.

Meanwhile, with the right education and skills a person has very high odds of good employment eventually.

October 2009 unemployment numbers were 2.1% for healthcare practitioners, 4.6% for computer scientists, 6.6% for engineers, 5.4% for science people, 4.1% for teachers, 3.3% in legal and 20% in construction (i.e. depression-level).

http://www.bls.gov/web/cpseea30.pdf

– Dan

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By: Mufaso http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/comment-page-1/#comment-8490 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 23:19:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/#comment-8490 The solution is quite simple: abolish taxes and shrink government. People will then have money to spend and be able to spend it any way they want without the government meddling in the economy.

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By: g Anton http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/comment-page-1/#comment-8489 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 22:18:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/06/a-global-problem-with-no-solution/#comment-8489 Is Ben Bernanke A Dismal Failure?

The past fruits of Bernanke’s largesse to speculators whose favorite pastime is high stakes gambling with other peoples’s money (namely the poor US taxpayer’s money) included an almost simultaneous stock market bubble bust and a residential housing bust. Now we are waiting in line for another stock market bubble bust, a commercial real estate bubble bust, and an asset bubble bust. Which will be the first to pop? And it’s a double whammy–change dollars into foreign currency (and do what you can to weaken the dollar so that that the dollar loans can be repaid with depreciated dollars), and invest in foreign assets so that American imports are much more expensive.

An interesting side effect of this is the almost unnoticed political and economic waning of the US as a global power over the past couple of years. For example, with gold market manipulation, the US has been able to penalize investors who threatened the dollar by buying gold, but it no longer has the power to do so, which puts another weakening strain on the US currency. Also, our recent actions that took advantage of the dollar as THE international currency together with the resultant weakening of the dollar has turned many of our past friends into very powerful enemies.

While talking about negative assets, I would like to mention the expensive US military and CIA, which are little more than antiquated and absurdly useless money sinks in the modern world, and are much more a source of embarrassment and problems than of security.

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