Monday, March 9, 2009

The Great Disruption

Thomas Friedman, author and columnist for The New York Times, writes in this column that we are all awakening to realize our whole way of living has been a giant Ponzi scheme, and I think he is spot on. Bernie Madoff actually had nothing on Exxon or Wal Mart or Cargill, he was just small enough to be caught and prosecuted. Meanwhile, these corporate giants are "too big to fall." Hmmm, that has a familiar ring to it doesn't it?

Long live the local small business! May they always be small enough to fall but big enough to help us all walk together into a time when our obsession with worthless junk imported from distant lands is only a memory.

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