[Homestead] The telegraph operator
genegerue at ruralize.com
Mon Dec 29 12:37:00 EST 2008
On Dec 29, 2008, at 9:52 AM, Clansgian at wmconnect.com wrote:
> In our own time examples [of obsolescence] abound. Think back on
> the promising career of key
> puch operation. How long did that last in total? It wasn't fifteen
> years. I
> myself worked long ago as a bench technician in electronics, a skill
> and body
> of knowledge that is utterly and completely done away with in the
> era of
> disposable electronics.
I have just left a pistol with a gunsmith. He said I might expect the
work to be completed in two-to-three months. There is that much work
ahead of me. So that is one, small, bench profession that continues.
Yes, I think his current work load reflects the present paranoia.
> We are passing out of a
> brief era of life by credit score and "wealth" accumulated by
> leveraging and
> margins. It’s over and it’s not coming back.
Your guess is as good as anyone's. I hope you are right because I
think more people will be happy without the credit industry, and happy
people are more law-abiding and simply more pleasant to be around.
But, there is huge built-in resistance to such change. The wealthy--a
much larger group than is generally acknowledged--will exert all their
political power to maintain the present system, because their wealth
is connected to it, often dependent upon it.
More information about the Homestead