bbirder wrote:Today, after my last post, I drove down a major road in a mid-size city and observed the following: In all of the small to medium shopping centers there were real estate signs showing properties for sale and vacant bldgs. The only businesses I saw were nail parlors,eating establishments (no one cooks any longer), and used car lots. Many former retail shops were buttoned up. Many of these were family businesses that were established by "refuges" or hard working immigrants from the old country. The others were young entrepreneurs who busted bu** to get a business started and had to fold. This was the American Way, but it no longer can survive with technology. I will definitely think hard before clicking Amazon again.
A side note: A doctor told me this today....
We think Robots are the problem with unemployment.
Wait until they invent Mexican Robots!
Well, to be fair, it's been that way long before Amazon or the internet came along.
The world, especially the business sector of America has been constantly re-inventing itself for many decades.
Even more so with small business. In my area, in several different towns I've lived near or in, and in the town I grew up in, businesses close and another opens in it's place in the same building, but there are just too many businesses vying for the same customers for many to stay in business for a lengthy period of time.
Such, is the thinly sliced pie of American capitalism.