Our White Collar Nation

When I first read this article from The Stone I was amused by its simplistic view of the world.  Clicking on the “trenchant observations” link below partly confirmed my assumptions:-)  However, I guess many would agree with the general theme.  So, other than Wall Street kleptomania and a dysfunctional government, what went wrong?  Is the problem merely one of finding a solution to the Triffin Dilemma? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triffin_dilemma) and then all will be well or has, for example, Japan already out white collared the US?

Today, with the ability to componentize a company, and separate its marketing from its production from its distribution, it’s more obvious when the jobs have shipped to another state, or another country. But the history of work in America is an inexorable, inevitable shift to the work of the mind.

And I, for one, think that’s a good thing. Because the more people we have engaged in medical research, or designing great electronics, or simply making trenchant observations on our internet economy, the better for us.

We are a White Collar nation, and our future is very bright.

http://www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/2010/01/our_white_collar_nation.html

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