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(The New York Times)   For a true picture of the United States economy, ride the train from New York to Washington and take a good, hard look out the window   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2012-11-05 12:18:32 AM  
5 votes:

NewportBarGuy: Yes, because the future is near the railroad tracks. F*cking idiotic.


Yeah, because clearly, manufacturing wouldn't require any direct access to rail transport. You can just deliver scrap iron and finished industrial products by dogsled and bicycle courier.
2012-11-05 12:16:10 AM  
5 votes:
I blame Busch.
2012-11-05 01:54:25 AM  
3 votes:
img24.imageshack.us
2012-11-05 12:50:41 AM  
3 votes:
Trains!
It's all coming true, just like in Atlas Shrugged.
2012-11-05 12:50:24 AM  
3 votes:
The trains would work better if the feds would get out of Dagny's way
2012-11-04 11:11:10 PM  
3 votes:
Yes, because the future is near the railroad tracks. F*cking idiotic.
2012-11-05 12:36:46 AM  
2 votes:
For a true picture of the United States economy...travel more of the country than ~200 miles you myopic, east urbocentric bastard.
2012-11-05 12:17:21 AM  
2 votes:
What's a train?

/mom?
2012-11-05 07:31:17 AM  
1 vote:

Arthur Jumbles: All manufacturing, even the stuff we outsourced, will be done by robots in a few years and small items will be printed at home using 3-D printers.


But who will assemble the tiny violins?
2012-11-05 02:20:35 AM  
1 vote:

skantea: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 650x403]

W...T...F!!! I'm staying the heck out of Baltimore.


graphics8.nytimes.com

man, i knew Wesley Snipes had some problems but...wow
2012-11-05 01:55:05 AM  
1 vote:
For a true picture of the US economy all one has to do is hike along a creek in a state or national park. You wont find a single functioning waterwheel. It's depressing the state of disrepair the grist & saw mills have fallen into - literally fallen into the water, even the rust is gone.
2012-11-05 01:37:36 AM  
1 vote:
Hate to tell them but I could do that BEFORE the economic collapse. In fact, I recognize a lot of those areas and they were like that before the collapse.
2012-11-05 01:14:03 AM  
1 vote:
GOPers love this shiat.
2012-11-05 01:10:23 AM  
1 vote:

TuteTibiImperes: Monongahela Misfit: wildcardjack:
Also, get rid of the H1B visa program. Require US companies to hire skilled workers from the pool of talent here.


As someone who can't find qualified workers for his group, partially because of this restriction on extremely talented, foreign engineers, you can go and eat a bowl of fiery dicks.
2012-11-05 12:56:41 AM  
1 vote:

Rindred: NewportBarGuy: Yes, because the future is near the railroad tracks. F*cking idiotic.

Yeah, because clearly, manufacturing wouldn't require any direct access to rail transport. You can just deliver scrap iron and finished industrial products by dogsled and bicycle courier.


Send it via email.
2012-11-05 12:43:50 AM  
1 vote:
Will the next greenlight be a perspective of America's failing industries while traveling via steamboat?
2012-11-05 12:41:06 AM  
1 vote:
Dumb Farking Article

Which is how the NYT has self-exterminated itself. Their Northeast-centric view of the world is so narrow, constipated and self-involved it's painful to even see their masthead.

Get a grip newstards. Get out and see the world a little. You ... are the reason for the aphorism Glass Half Empty or Glass Half Full.
2012-11-05 12:29:01 AM  
1 vote:
My prepackaged outrage is late on arrival.
2012-11-05 12:28:52 AM  
1 vote:
The U.S. economy is more than 230 miles of train easement.
2012-11-05 12:28:32 AM  
1 vote:

JesseL: It's amazing how many people still believe that you can have a functional economy without basic industry. Service industries are important, but they don't create wealth.

It's arrogant to think we can just perpetually let the third world handle all the dirty work while we sit back and skim off the cream and expect the world to sit in awe of our imagined monopoly on handling all the less physical creative stuff.


Manufacturing in the US still exists, it's just increasingly automated. The only reason why any manufacturing is outsourced to Asia or other cheap areas is because of just that -- it's cheaper. The impending technological innovations in robotics and 3D printing are going to wreak absolute havoc on the economies of those countries which rely on outsourced labor from the developed countries.

Although we will see more manufacturing done within our own borders, don't expect there to be many humans involved in the process.
2012-11-05 12:20:37 AM  
1 vote:
It's amazing how many people still believe that you can have a functional economy without basic industry. Service industries are important, but they don't create wealth.

It's arrogant to think we can just perpetually let the third world handle all the dirty work while we sit back and skim off the cream and expect the world to sit in awe of our imagined monopoly on handling all the less physical creative stuff.
2012-11-04 11:01:22 PM  
1 vote:
de-motivational-posters.com
 
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