Re: Tech Writing & The Economy
(Granted, economics is a social science rather than a hard science and therefore the
data is subject to all kinds of interpretation/misinterpretation, so YMMV.)
You bet it is only subjective. There are other world renowned macro economists who will save that the US, Canada, etc. who are large landmass countries based on a 17th century ideal that believe they will eventually disintegrate just as hard as the USSR did as the 21st economy cannot sustain the anachronistic underpinnings.
His prognosis for at least this region is that we've hit the bottom of the
recession and are on the upswing. He bases this on the information he
receives about businesses expanding in both plant & human capital, growth
plans, production, etc. So it may be more than just wishful thinking on the
part of posters who posted positive remarks yesterday.
Try convincing DC lawyers working with mega projects that have died. DC is shedding lawyers at a rate only precedence in Hong Kong when the territory reverted to China.
Try convincing SE Asia banks they will not collapse a second time.
What happens when there is a programming position open and the US person bids $125 plus benefits an hour and a person with more qualifications in India bids $20 with no benefits. That will change the US economy. Don't leave out the impact of the millions dying from AIDS. 1/3 of the Egyptian male work force has hepatitis C and will be too ill or dead to work within 10 years. That too will impact the US. Then there are a few other issues, like the polar caps melting that also will affect the economy as global temps raise because solar energy is not reflected out as it is now. What about when Chicago and Pittsburgh are 20 miles inland because of desertification (take heed from the Ural Sea experience) expected to be so in the next couple of decades? Sounds more like your prof has his head in the sand and is posturing as an ostrich.
I prefer to leave the rose coloured glasses to the theorists on too many antidepressants.
No one likes major changes, even when they are for the good.
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