Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

American Proficiency: Waging War, Quite Adept; Manufacturing Products, Very Inept

By       Message Michael Payne       (Page 1 of 4 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   2 comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; , Add Tags  (less...)
Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 2   Supported 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 23439
Become a Fan
  (81 fans)
- Advertisement -

Doom and gloom has arrived in America and just won't go away. Stuck in Iraq, unable to pacify the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, an economy that is collapsing, a national catastrophe in the BP Gulf fiasco and a government that reports directly to corporate America. Where did we go wrong, what did we do to deserve this and how in the world are we going to get out of this mess?

- Advertisement -

America, in years past, was the classic example of successful capitalism. This nation once was about the business of taking raw materials, adding labor, technology and manufacturing techniques to create products for domestic consumption and exports; products that stimulated growth in our economy, created jobs, improved lifestyles, and established America as the world's leading manufacturer.

- Advertisement -

Those were really great times, but, that was then, this is now and it's getting real ugly. Conditions have changed quite radically in recent times and we have seen a steady decline in America's former manufacturing dominance. That decline has largely been caused by greedy corporations that cleverly manipulated our form of capitalism to generate huge profits for themselves at the expense of their fellow Americans. They have poisoned this economic system to the point that it is becoming dysfunctional.

While there are many other factors involved with the decline of our economy, and the obvious failures of capitalism, in this discussion we will concentrate on only two; America's wars and America's manufacturing capabilities. These two factors, at this point in time, are taking opposite directions with wars escalating, and manufacturing de-escalating. That is an untenable situation.

- Advertisement -

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

- Advertisement -

Well Said 2   Supported 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Michael Payne is an independent, progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues. He is a featured writer on Opednews and Nation of Change and his articles have appeared on many other websites (more...)
 

Michael Payne Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Orwell's "1984" becoming a reality in modern-day America

Heed the Warning Signs; America is Edging Ever Closer to a Societal Implosion

Ethics and Morals in America; an Endangered Species

How Do You Spell Sociopath? G-O-P

The Beginning of the End for the U.S. Dollar as the World Reserve Currency

A U.S. President Defies Congress, the Constitution and the Will of the People; Will Impeachment Follow?