The last two decades have been marked with corporate downsizing, offshore marketing and outsourced manufacturing. Though many of our dollars are leaving our shores a new thing is happening.
This change is occurring exponentially.
New, smaller markets are emerging. The displaced workforce is losing jobs but not intelligence. This workforce is now supplying labor, management and creative thinking to do the same work with less effort and higher profits.
Retail stores are being replaced by Internet shoppers and surviving companies are improving their methods; large, big-box stores like Wal-Mart are emptying their in-store warehouses nightly.
And those workers who know how to work smart take two jobs, save their dollars and use their knowledge and skills to create and build new businesses.
This is not a repeat of the twenties; it is a time of opportunity.