To: Dead Corpse
It just shuffles around what is already there... I would ask you this question, "A dentist, a doctor, an airline mechanic, a pilot all are people that have a job in the service industry. Are they shuffling around the money?" Do they not create wealth? What about a merchant that owns a store? Does he create anything? How about Amazon.com or eBay does the fact that they make available items for sale to the highest bidder create any value for the people selling a pocket watch or old records?
The arguments against the service economy are full of holes. One of my clients is in the recycle industry, he provides a service and 22 jobs, is that bad? Have you seen all the playgrounds that have recycled rubber as the base of the ground? What is so bad about those jobs?
posted on 08/31/2005 1:42:37 PM PDT
You are confusing services that have value for trade and commodities that hold value in and of themselves. What good does it do you if you can fix a car engine, but no one has anything of value to trade you for your services?
Full of holes? Depends on how much of a fan of zero sum economics you are and how much socialism/fascism you approve of.
posted on 08/31/2005 3:29:12 PM PDT
by Dead Corpse
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