The boomers are having a going out of business sale.<quoted text>
We won't get good income manufacturing back until they stop throwing all their energy into the "arts" economy and start making real overtures to manufacturing like they do in the successful states. Do you really think that is ever going to happen with the end of the roader population that has moved here?
It was never for the children the last few decades, it was all about mommies bragging rights and her pissing her panties when her golden child got a trophy or degree in anything.
The old hippie dude in Berkeley CA gets it.
"The single greatest way to reduce inequality would be to radically lower the cost of basic living to where it was affordable to even those of low income. This idea remains the focus of much of my work: radically reducing the cost-basis of a high-quality, low-energy-consumption life."
The concept is an abstraction to The ME Generation that has run a Ponzi scheme growth based economy just like their parents did.
The yuppie economy is 80% waste, housing, transportation, education, health care, criminal justice and on it goes all full of waste. Quality of life in a rat race, little so the end of roaders head to the back woods and try to create some 1950's Theme Park here in Vermont thinking life will just be wonderful if they turn the state into a 1950's TV sitcom. Lala land is where they are from, too much drug use in the 60's.