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The American People Don’t Need More Handouts – What They Need Are Good Jobs

Without millions more good jobs, the U.S. economy is simply never, ever going to recover.  But at this point, there is every indication that the U.S. economy is going to continue to bleed jobs.  In the past, employment would bounce up and down as the economy went through various cycles.  But today what we are witnessing is something much different.  Over the past 30 or 40 years, literally millions of good jobs have been shipped off to China, India and to dozens of third world nations where half-starving workers are more than happy to slave away for big global corporations for less than a dollar an hour.  In the new "global economy" that we were promised would be so good for us, the expensive American worker is obsolete.  The giant global predator corporations that now dominate our economy do not exist to provide you and your family with a nice home, two cars and college educations for all your children.  No, their goal is to keep costs as low as possible so that their profits will be as high as possible.  For many of these giant global predator corporations, that means that paying workers as close to zero as possible is the best decision for the bottom line. 

The truth is that the American people were never told that "free trade" and a "global economy" would mean that they would soon be lumped into a giant global labor pool and would be forced to compete for jobs with people on the other side of the globe.

No, we were just told that we should enjoy all of the cheap plastic crap made overseas that all of the "big box" retail stores were pushing us to buy.

Well, the party was fun while it lasted.  Americans ran up unprecedented amounts of debt on their credit cards buying all this stuff, while our once great manufacturing cities degenerated into rotted-out war zones.

But isn't it a good thing to get all these products at such a cheap price?

After all, who wants to pay substantially more for things?

Well, running an economy this way is kind of like tearing off pieces of your house in order to keep your fire going.  Sure the fire will burn brightly for a while, but eventually you will have torn down your entire house.

One way or another, we end up paying dearly for the jobs we have shipped overseas.

You see, the millions of Americans who are now chronically unemployed because of "free trade" have to be supported by the U.S. government.

That means that it is the U.S. taxpayers who end up footing the bill.

You didn't think that we were going to let all of those unemployed workers starve in the streets, did you?

Without good jobs, an increasing number of Americans are becoming completely dependent on government handouts.

Already, state governments across the United States are going broke trying to pay out unemployment benefits to the hordes of Americans who don't have a job and can't find a job.

In addition, for the first time in U.S. history, more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that number will go up to 43 million Americans in 2011.

Also, according to one new study, somewhere around 21 percent of all children in the United States are living below the poverty line in 2010, which is the highest rate in 20 years.

The truth is that more Americans are dependent on direct payments from the federal government than ever before.

But how long can we afford to support the millions upon millions of Americans who have been impoverished by this new "global economy"?

The U.S. government budget deficit was a record $1.4 trillion in 2009.  Now the White House says that we will exceed that figure in 2010 and again in 2011.

So just how long can we afford to run deficits equivalent to 10 percent of GDP?

Anyone with half a brain knows that these kind of debts are not anywhere close to sustainable.

So where is the money going to come from to pay for these exploding government programs?

Well, from you of course.

Recently I dubbed 2011 "the year of the tax increase".  A whole slew of new taxes is scheduled to go into effect starting next year that will impact every single American taxpayer.

It is almost enough to make you want to stop working and start collecting government handouts instead.

But the American people don't need even more handouts.

Handouts are only a temporary solution to a long-term problem.

What the American people need are good jobs.

But where in the world are these jobs going to come from?

The reality is that in the new "global economy", the United States is a very unattractive place to do business.

If you were a global corporation, would you rather open a new facility in the third world where there are very few rules and regulations and where people will work for less than a dollar an hour, or would you rather open a new facility in the United States where there are literally thousands of laws and regulations to comply with and where you are going to have to pay workers at least ten times as much?

It doesn't take a genius to see where all of this is headed.

For decades, an increasing number of Americans have been forced into lower paying service jobs, but now there aren't even nearly enough of those to go around. 

But it isn't just the jobs that have been shipped overseas that are depressing wages and causing unemployment to skyrocket.  The millions of illegal immigrants that have flooded unchecked across the border have depressed wages and fundamentally changed the employment picture in industries such as construction and food service. 

Not only that, but in this environment not even high tech workers are safe.  In fact, there are some corporations in the high tech industry that have been openly abusing worker visas to ship in large numbers of foreign workers to replace more expensive American employees.

What all this means is that it is becoming much more difficult to live a middle class lifestyle in the United States.

Perhaps that is why one of my articles struck such a nerve recently.  An article that I originally wrote for The American Dream blog and adapted by Business Insider has gone mega-viral and has ended up on Yahoo Finance.  The article was entitled "The Middle Class In America Is Radically Shrinking - Here Are The Stats To Prove it" and it has received over 9000 comments on Yahoo.

So why did it provoke such an extraordinary response?

Well, because it hits people where they live.

Today, millions of American families are really struggling.  Record numbers of middle class Americans are receiving foreclosure notices and record numbers of middle class Americans are going bankrupt.

In fact, more Americans than ever find themselves just trying to survive.

According to a poll taken in 2009, 61 percent of Americans "always or usually" live paycheck to paycheck, which was up from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007.

You see, the truth is that most American families are not concerned with saving for retirement or even with planning for next year.  In this economic environment, most American families are worried about how they are going to survive until next month.

So who has been doing well in the new global economy?

The very, very wealthy of course.

According to Harvard Magazine, 66% of the income growth between 2001 and 2007 went to the top 1% of all Americans.

Now, the truth is that there is absolutely nothing wrong with making money, but by any reasonable standard an economic system that produces such skewed results is horribly broken.

So will "redistributing the wealth" solve things?

No, it won't.

At best, "redistributing the wealth" is only a temporary solution and it always ends up creating a lot of long-term problems.

What the American people really need are millions more good jobs.

But as we have seen, the current imbalances in the new "global economy" make it more likely that the American people will continue to lose millions more good jobs rather than gaining them.

Unless something is done, the standard of living for middle class Americans will continue to be forced down as labor increasingly becomes a global commodity.

So are you just going to accept that, or are you going to start demanding that your representatives change things?

The choice is up to you.

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  • http://nominnow.blogspot.com/2010/07/why-do-we-not-do-what-we-must.html Vik J Puri

    Andy Grove said in Business Week, “Levy an extra tax on the product of offshored labor. (If the result is a trade war, treat it like other wars—fight to win.)”

    And I blogged in agreement, “Peace with its connotations of smiles, tranquility, friendship is worth a fight, a worthy pursuit, but not at the cost of dignity and country, so peace to all except those waging an economic war on America with weapons of globalization – those must perish so lasting peace may return to these Great United States of America.

    And those opposed to this need a reminder that Mahatma Gandhi beat the British by leading Indians to boycotting Made in UK. He peacefully defeated India’s colonizers, we can too – by doing the same, boycotting foreign made goods and companies that send jobs abroad”

    You are a voice of reason and should be required reading for ALL, including the Executive branch and elected officials.

    Having been born in India I know first hand the subsidies given to export companies and higher levies on American goods – take an example of wine!

    Europe and Japan are not the same threat as India and China because their wage/ cost structures make them fair competition. But India and China stab us in the back, except these are back-stabbers employed by American firms looking for short term profits – short term because without well paying jobs and tight credit America will not remain the largest market on earth.

    I wish you well in your crusade.

    Your co-crusader

  • pm

    Americans have to revisit their lifestyle e.g. why don’t they set up and encourage proper public transportation? Why everyone has to pay for a car, insurance and gas? If the basic lifestyle changes are done, they will be able to compete in the global market in the long run.

    When I visit the US for business purposes, I see big offices, big buildings and most of the people work 9 to 5. I see many people putting comments on Facebook and writing to their friends during the office hours. Do you really think this can give a competitive edge?

  • de Malfosse

    i disagree with some of the historical point-of-view presented in your argument. the thinking behind “free trade” as originally represented was to open foreign markets, markets subsidized by local gov’ts, to competing products manufactured by American Labor because no one in the world is … well, was … more productive than the American Worker.

    yet look what was delivered. i feel cheated. lied to, deceived, suckered.

    the solution would be to notify each “American” manufacturer that if their products are not Made in the USA than they are not American companies and the USMC ain’t going to be dispatched to rescue your nationalized foreign factories.

  • http://moneyedpoliticians.net Jack E Lohman

    You are correct about the effect but let’s not ignore the cause… it is political bribes that passed NAFTA/CAFTA and created the subsidies to companies that outsourced to India et al.

    See “How our politicians sold out America” at http://tinyurl.com/yhaklad

  • Richard

    What do you mean.. “change things”? What “things” exactly did you have in mind.
    Amnerica is finished. Get used to it. It’s someone else’s turn to carry the baton. Nothing to “change”. Hey, if you want to “change” something, go and live somewhere else where the economy will flourish.

  • JohnJay

    Any intelligent person knew what Free Trade would lead to. Starting with the NAFTA scam that was voted in with a simple majority when it was a Treaty, not an Agreement and needed 2/3 vote to be legally adopted. Thanks Slick Willie. Perot called that shot and was riduculed as a nut by MSM. The average American is mentally and emotionally 12 years old. Easily distracted and fooled by smiling politicians, he is why this countries economy is in ruins. Amnesty for illegal aliens will be the final nail in our coffin, with more low IQ voters we will never turn things around. Look at what happened in Bell, CA to see our future.

  • Grumpy

    Our “representatives” are worthless, bought shills – no change will come from that approach, regardless of party affiliation or “throwing the bums out in November”.

    The best way to take power away from them (short of stocking up on precious metals like brass and lead…) is non-compliance with ALL fed.gov edicts. Don’t pay, don’t comply, don’t cooperate. Close your checking, savings, and retirement accounts (or keep as little as possible in them for absolutely necessary purposes, such as cashing checks) – deal in cash and barter wherever possible.

    And for those of you that are squeamish and think, “but they’ll take away my house/car or throw me in jail”, guess what – they’re going to do it to you anyway. If you live in the US, you’re already living in a (debt) slave society that has one of the more oppressive governments on the planet, and they depend on your compliance to keep you in chains. Edicts from the “public sector” will only become more ridiculous, more restrictive, and ultimately more violent.

    Will you continue to gladly wear your slave chains in the form of a nice big mortgage (which means “death pledge”, BTW) on a house that’s worth less than you owe, a car payment for a vehicle that’s better than your neighbors, student loans for an education that won’t help you earn a decent wage, credit card payments that have a higher interest rate at the bank’s whim? Will you continue to pay oppressive taxes to support specious wars, pay for people that have never worked a day in their lives, pay to keep a corrupt, usurious, and thieving banking system from collapsing as it should? All so you can have ‘a nice place to live’ and occasionally take a vacation? Do your chains sit lightly upon you, SLAVE?

    The alternative is true freedom. What’s it worth to you – will you give up all that you have to obtain the only thing on this earth that matters, and from which true prosperity, creativity, and industry comes?

  • Elocutionist

    I would demand that our ‘representatives’ change things, if I thought they could. But I believe they have been railroaded into obscurity; they have no more power than I do. We have a president who governs by executive order and consults an extensive panel of unelected tsars for advice. I don’t know what the answer is here, but it doesn’t rest with attempting to rely on the clowns who so efficiently got us into this mess and have, ultimately, become complicit in the demise of their own power. There has to be growth in the unity of support of constitutional principals and support of candidates who take seriously their oaths to support those ideals. Anything short of that leaves us with some hybrid socio-economic mix that will never allow us to see the light of day.

  • Elocutionist

    @Grumpy: I’m with you – resistance may be the only option left. Tax ‘holidays’ imposed by the public. If they don’t have our money, they can’t use it against us. Get off the grid. When the next bank ‘holiday’ is announced – and it’s probably not that far off – at least your money won’t be on vacation. Get some practical skills so that, even if you can’t get a job, you can still take care of yourself. Learn how to garden, cook on a wood stove, do what it takes so that you don’t need the non-representing representatives. It has taken about sixty years (probably more) to erode our freedoms to this point. Our current situation won’t easily be reversed and nothing – anywhere – moves more slowly than government. Grumpy’s right, unless you’re willing to be a slave, you’ll do what it takes to not need them any more and, of course, there is always the option of leaving – while you still can.

  • Nicky

    Vik Puri,
    Very good comment! Using Gandhi as an example, the intelligent use of the mind can really work miracles.

  • Gary

    Remember that the article says GOOD jobs, not the low paying poverty wage crap service jobs. In our system there needs to be a balance of power between the workers and owners/managers. When there is no balance, like it is right now, a few people at the top will get everything and all the rest will get is stagnant and declining wages with a corresponding lowering of your standard of living. We must stop the race to the bottom this is creating for the majority of Americans. Do you want the 80% country on food stamps etc? People with little money can not buy things. You would think the repubes would figure this out.

    We need to pass the employee free choice act. This is a no brainer. We also need to tax the companies who ship jobs overseas so the CEO can buy his/her fifth house in the Hamptons. We also need to heavily tax the wealth of the rich.

    We HAVE to spread the wealth. This is how a middle class is created and maintained. Obama got it exactly right when he told that dolt joe the plumber this.

  • http://www.sovereignmoney.com/ RobertM

    Between Ronnie Raygun and Clinton, America was effectively sold to corporations and we’re now paying the price for that stupidity. If America wants to reclaim the jobs we’ve lost, the government will need to spend a lot of money (created by government, not borrowed) on research. Technology CAN save the US but we’ve got a lot of work to do.

    Unfortunately, the government appears to only be interested in rescuing the FIRE economies. Only a tiny fraction of the research money needed has been put into place so far (I hope that Dr. Nocera’s photosynthesis comes to fruition but we need to fix the energy problem now and that means nuclear).

    In the meantime, we can start right now by repairing our infrastructure while LFTR assembly plants are being built. Between returning the money creation power back where it belongs and a massive investment in molten-salt reactors, I believe we can solve most of today’s problems.

  • Joe in JT

    According to MSNBC, I just watched a caption that showed the United States spends $1 here in our homeland to $14 in Iraq and Afghanistan. It doesn’t take a genious to figure out why people are losing their homes and standing in bread lines.

    Again that black and white news clip of Dwight Eisenhower warning us about the military industrial complex. If 14 to 1 is the real ratio I’d say the military industrial complex is winning the money game.

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    We’re hosed. Plain and simple. Long term.

    Getting us out of this mess requires far more courage than this spineless administration ever thought of mustering up. Obama is on track to be the most ineffective waste of flesh since Hoover.

    I just wish we didn’t have to suffer all the pain he is going to inflict on us for 2.5 more years. Can’t we just fire him now?

  • G R ADkisson

    The outlook or opinion that what we need is jobs of any nature is far from what is the actual intelligent. Working until you drop dead is not a sign of prosperity or success!
    What we need is actually a different form of government, one that is dictated by nature, the laws of physics, etc. Drop this economic system and use of currency…that requires so much in addition that we look very inefficient…
    Government governs as if they want Heathen and the unintelligent for citizens.The currency is a waste! Waste forms in return the undesirable. Physics!
    Even the words I typed or say follow the same laws of physics and can be defined either by letter or word.
    The Congress of 1791 made it a standard to amend in Congress. They failed to improve, revise or correct the moral. They need govern using three qualities…moral approval, moral manner, and moral order.
    No…work done is something to celebrate, as the accomplished would prove we would be a success.

  • dekkard

    Grumpy,

    You are right about freedom. Debt slavery is a real slavery, but its also a mirage and (in my case at least) evaporates with just a little nudge in the right direction intellectually.

    The squeamish feeling you conjure is that sense of failure programmed into the consumer mindset many still need to confront. It is this sort of revelation each American Dreamer needs for their personal awakening and I believe that the transformation on the macro scale will not be a “Giving up” of anything but a favorable evolution instead.

    Hold Your Fire!

  • Timmy

    We need to oust the incumbents (except for a very few) and get people to run who will shrink government and repeal tons of laws that weight down job makers.

    I’m an entrepreneur and I’m not going to risk expanding and hire, until I know if my taxes are going up next year, because if they are, the risk isn’t worth the bother, which got a whole lot bigger with the over 8000 pages of new legislation passed this year alone.

    So far the impact of the CC bill and fin reg to me is, I just received notice of doubling of bank fees, and my Exxon card just jumped to 19% citing “the cost of the credit business has increased substantially”, and the worse thing I can’t even get a loan with 100% collateral. That’s right I wanted to take out a loan for the purpose to build up positive credit record and even with the full amount of what I wanted to borrow in the bank, they wouldn’t give me the loan.

  • http://hawaser@aol.com Pappy

    As bad as that sounds it’s even worse when you consider that the few surviving U.S. manufacturers owe their survival to investment in technologies that facilitate the replacement of employees. Even small mom and pop businesses are suffering. Who can profitably operate a restaurant that competes with the franchises that have replaced small independant operations? What chance does a small motel have competing against the franchised corporate oligopolies? And yet Cavuto, Forbes, Kudlow and their ilk continue to suggest that tax cuts for business are the answer to our economic woes. Trickle down economics might have had some merit during the Reagan years. That was before NAFTA and before China’s entry into the WTO. That era preceeded the exponential growth of technological job displacement as well. Recovery from this recession won’t be due to previously held jobs returning. Those jobs are now the property of our foreign neighbors or, in many cases, performed by unpaid equipment.

  • emily

    This thing is not even effecting the market. There must be lots of people out there losing money.

    Personally I follow the guy that called the market crash in 2008 and he belives there is something big coming. Look out if you have money in the market here. Have a look at his free videos.

    http://www.forecastfortomorrow.com/ftmembers/

  • El Pollo de Oro

    The ruling class oligarchy in this neo-feudalist Third World hellhole called The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) love high unemployment, widespread poverty and desperation because that is how they keep their slaves under their iron boots. The oligarchy wanted to wipe out the American middle class, and they are getting their wish. Problem: a country in which the majority of people are too poor to afford anything other than the basics (if they can even afford that much) is a country doomed to failure. Minus an American middle class, companies like Apple and Microsoft won’t have nearly enough Americans to sell their products to.

    Alex Jones was absolutely right when he told Chris Matthews, “We are in deep tyranny……deep, deep.”

  • bachu

    All I can say is that – Vic Puri is a race traitor. He is trying to put down the hardworking intelligent people of China and India. The basic problem is the incompetence and immorality at the highest levels. Moreover why should Americans work when they can get $350 + per week for the rest of their lives sitting at home watching TV and eating junk food?

  • tdf

    maybe the govmt needs to require service/retail jobs to be fulltime jobs and to be at pay & benefit levels of our former manufacturing positions. Afterall, these are the types of jobs that can’t be moved overseas as easily. It would bring about inflation, but isn’t our current problem related to deflation? Another thing that would help people out is to get rid of temp agencies, they’re more like pimp agencies.

  • http://letthemfail.us Wil

    I very much agree with you, and so do many others in the blogosphere.
    But while they continually point out the problems, we actually offer a pragmatic solution.
    http://letthemfail.us/about

    -Wil

  • JP

    This is all just the begining. We really havn’t seen nothing yet. The labor market will balance it out until americans are poor and broke like the rest of the global working class. Companies simply have no use for American workers any more. Why would they? We all want to get paid $60 an hour to sit around and play on Facebook while the rest of the world is crying blood just to eat. We will NEVER get back all these jobs, we will NEVER make as much money as we used to, we will NEVER be as prosperous as we were. The truth is the golden age for the American Middle class is already dead it just that people are still in the grief stage of denial. In 5-10 years we will all understand that its gone and never coming back again. From here there is no Hope only pain and the only people that will truely be successful is those who catch on now and work their asses off before the rest of American wakes up to the new reality….you are no longer as relevant as you envision yourself to be.

  • http://www.software.co.il/wordpress Danny Lieberman

    There is almost nothing I can agree with in your post.

    Assuming the stats are correct (and even if they’re flawed they reveal a definite trend) here is what I think:

    1. Americans should stop using housing and cars as a proxy for economic vitality. The only relevant index of economic vitality that makes sense to me is making something, selling it to someone else at a profit and having free cash flow – see http://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/freecashflow.asp

    2. Your logic is flawed.
    Smart, highly educated people (for example – chip designers) don’t make 86 cents/hour anywhere in the world. The US should be competing on innovation not complaining about Indonesians who make 86c/hour – which is a job market the US left over 40 years ago.
    The reality is that no matter how smart, how strong, how educated or how hard working American workers are, they just cannot compete with people who are desperate to put in 10 to 12 hour days at less than a dollar an hour on the other side of the world.

    Of course Americans can compete – they just have to adjust their priorities to innovation, good education and industrial production instead of cars, football, big houses and what Lindsay Lohan will do in jail.

    I would say that unfortunately I agree with the author of this blog in being pessimistic that this administration will understand these most basic notions

    Danny Lieberman

  • Pangea

    Mainstreet just doesn’t understand the magnitude of this crisis. They are blind-fed that history says this & that. The media certainly doesn’t understand what’s coming. Bernanke (Mr. optimist) even stated we are experiencing “unusual uncertainty”. For a man who didn’t see the housing bubble or economic crisis coming, that is a very scary statement. So basically, if the FED has no idea what happened, let alone how to fix it, I’d take the hint that things are much worse than expected, and move in with relatives. For even if you find a job, it won’t pay the bills by the time this thing ends.

  • Mr Carpenter

    There is a way out of the conundrum, but like anything worthwhile, it would not be easy. Contemplating the luist, I would describe it as impossible. Something only God could accomplish, in fact…

    Quickly summed up:

    The population of the US must be taught to think logically instead of solely through emotion.

    The powers that be should all be arrested and tried for high treason. Corporate, legal and political.

    Pretend money must go away and be replaced by real money – how about using gold, silver and cupro-nickel and copper coins?

    A fresh start should be given to all with the new money, as happened in post WWII Germany when the old Reichmark was aboloshed and everyone was given a set amount of new Deutchmarks (this, because the black marketeers were the only wealthy people and it cut them off at the neck)

    All laws should be in a book smaller tjan the Old Testament, with states taking precedence over federal.

    Taxation should be on consumption only, including small federal import tariffs which would level the playing field for US wages.

    The US should deport all illegals, close the border (which means to say, becomes a viable nation again), and only let people in who do so legally.

    Finally, perhaps it is an idea to ask that US companies working in the US solely, are taxed at a lesser level than multinationals, in order to level the playing field a bit.

  • Ray

    Companies forgot that when they lay off workers and move away, they lay off customers. The effects are not immediate, but then, when was the last time a corporation had more than a “next quarter” plan?

  • Drew

    Unfortunately, what Americans need is a dose of reality, and they’re going to get it. While the big bad corporations had a hand in the demise of production in our country, the American “worker” is certainly culpable as well. Worker greed has driven the majority of production costs through the roof, via unions.

    I’m all for paying a good wage. But making $50 and $75 per hour (and higher) for slapping cars and widgets together is ridiculous.

    Guess what, you just found out YOU’RE NOT WORTH that. Something the rest of us have know for a long time.

    Go into government work, I guess. After all, they seem to be hiring.

  • Ray

    So where will wages level off at? I know in Guatemala they’re are still working for .30/hr. So let’s look for a median worldwide wage someday of maybe 2.50-4.00/hour.

    Who will buy the products then?

  • Joe in JT

    Americans don’t need handouts they need good jobs.

    So I applied for 10 jobs in the Los Angeles area. All ten asked if I speaked Spanish. I said no. They said, we can’t use ya. Nuff said.

  • http://blogweight.com/blog/weight-loss/slendertone-abs-female-system Mr. Slendertone US

    Believe me, when you try to start business in third countries, you meet many more serious barriers which are simply invisible from the USA. And they significantly increase your costs.

  • Newton

    Although I hope the American population that goes without much suffering, as occurred in Brazil

    With intent to break Mexico in the early ’80s, the U.S. ended up breaking Brazil. See the following consequences for the City of São Paulo.

    After a major world crisis (1982) that ended with most of the 250,000 jobs in the Industries of the district of Santo Amaro (São Paulo), misery and violence erupted in the region, as well as the slums. Actually it was not the unemployed father who went to the crime, but their children who were not even old enough to labor market conditions, lack of money in the family (dysfunctional families) to get young people to leave their own money in order wrong. At this time Brazil was bankrupt; Moratorium, successive economic plans, and have not had for the poor or the very basics (sanitation, safety, education, health). Populations of the poorest states were still arriving in Sao Paulo continually increasing number of slums and crime. See the photos in this link:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11677808@N05/2275091459/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11677808@N05/3338745991/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11677808@N05/2275921416/in/photostream/

    Our Iraq in 1988— Although they are all linked to the urban area, neighborhoods like this photo are like small cities independent, physically separated only by the rugged terrain of the region. You live the life of the neighborhood, knows the majority of its inhabitants and learns all about him. Through the popular “Talking newspaper” could compute 100 homicides from 1985 to 1995 in this small area of the photo,(links) most young people involved with drugs and / or crime. (All this without considering the Caiçara – There is another “Independent City.” ) Indices in the Middle of the entire Lilac for the time it was 10 deaths per year per km2 (Total of 150 per year in its 15 km2-Capão Redondo District). Of 150 deaths per year in the Lilac Whole number dropped to about 15 / 20 per year soon after 2000. In every metropolis (Sao Paulo), were 10,000 homicides per year (1985-1999). now that number was reduced by 70% Hopefully Brazil will pass through this new World Crisis (2009) without these types of consequence to happen again !!!!!!!!!!!

    P.S.:Thank God, the crisis is over and Brazil will grow 7% in 2010 and 4% in 2011. By 2015 Brazil will be the 6th World economy.

  • http://www.internationalrealestatelistings.com/Country/Mexico Taylor White, PHD

    Sorry, but I am slow.

    I dont get the handouts.

    So, you take money from the tax payers…and then give it back to other people.

    Tax payers lose a job.

    How do the other people get the tax payers handouts who just lost their job?

    I know, lets get everyone jobs.

    Hooray!

  • Tom

    Some People just dont get it…

    “El Pollo de Oro
    July 28th, 2010 at 2:28 am
    Problem: a country in which the majority of people are too poor to afford anything other than the basics (if they can even afford that much) is a country doomed to failure. Minus an American middle class, companies like Apple and Microsoft won’t have nearly enough Americans to sell their products to. ”

    There are billions of other people outside the USA! Wake up. China and India are now consumers. They do not need us anymore. Cheaper labor and new markets. The day of us getting all the comodities and exploiting labor are coming to a close. The rich are fine. The consumer here is done.

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