• Posted: Jan 26, 2009 12:36:32
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Millions of unemployed chasing too few job offerings. Hundreds of Governors and corporate lobbyists chasing an ambitious but probably inadequate trillion dollar stimulus. Sales staffs across the country stampeding to bid on too few and far between contracts. Worried workers everywhere impatiently eyeing a new Congress and a new Administration for substantive help before a stream of new bills overtakes all available personal resources and bankruptcy and home loss are unavoidable. The nervous many are on the verge of frenzy chasing the sparse and paltry.
To be sure, the outlook for most of us has taken on a grim and worrisome tenor. But the world's available resources have not changed significantly within the past year, only the means of distribution have faltered. Our thinking about the relationships we have established with each other, with our employers, and with our governments are in serious need of revision.
I call the reader's attention to ideas expressed within the preceding posts Fluid vs. Mechanical, Idle, and The Candidate. The suggestions therein are that we, as individuals, would be wise to move toward establishing more flexible and locally sustainable relationships, relationships that effectively insulate us from globally rigid long chain economic dependencies and offer a more fulfilling and involving connection to our neighbors.
It is time to halt frenzied competition and initiate mutually beneficial, flexible, and sustaining cooperation.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
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