the Economic Crisis and the Dinner Table

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
-John F Kennedy

With every choices we make that is beneficial in the short time, potential consequences hide in the Future.
With the many financial choices that made the West economically prosperous in the nineties, comes the consequences of today.–Potential economic Meltdown.

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
-John F Kennedy

With the looming Financial crisis of today, many are calling out the old: People who made choices in the interests of Wealth in the nineties are now being acccused today for contributing to potential Depression in the U.S. present time.  People always want to find the causes and blame people for greed and injustice.
However  I find this unsatisfying in the long run. Its as unsatisfying as asking “What is this person (politician, leader, economic strategist ) gonna do to fix the economy for me? Who is gonna fix everything for me?

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Ronald Reagan

It is more important now for people to come together, of  all social classes: Brick layer, writer, small business owner, wall street speculator, minister, etc. Its time to open the “dinner table” conversation about How we move through the impending bad economic times.
It time to stop playing the blame games… Time to stop worrying about personal interests… Stop believing that anyone man or any one profession can move us through are difficulties And everyman and woman must ask they can do and ask what their neighbor thinks.
And I hope our societies may be a peaceful productive  again, without fear of change in the new global era.

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
-John F. Kennedy.

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About chris
I write because I'm not good at it. I share because, writing without sharing seems empty. Thus, I write and share what I think is meaningful.

2 Responses to the Economic Crisis and the Dinner Table

  1. dbarber59 says:

    I agree – we need to move toward a conversation on the economy – open and honest. How do we improve it? I don’t think collectivism is the answer (and we have evidence why) so how do we do this.

    Dave
    http://finepoetry.wordpress.com

  2. chris says:

    I don’t think I’m talking about Collectivism or Socialism here.And on previous posts talk of social integration, well that not at all collectivism.

    What I’m suggesting is that we need to change attitude. The U.S has become a consumer heavy country that has allowed speculation, buying on credit and shifting mathematics replaces its need to produce.

    The general attitude is that if their is an potential Economic crisis,
    its up Politicians and Economists to bail us out. I think their is enough evidence that we lost a trusting communication with politicians.

    If things get tough in the next couple year, which is extremely possible, It up everyone to look towards how to be producing society other than expecting someone else to do it for them… and stop clinging to attitudes that are not presently productive.

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