|A new world disorder?
||[Feb. 20th, 2009|09:58 am]
This is where it gets interesting. 20,000,000 Chinese people aren't going to just retreat into the countryside quietly and the Chinese government knows it. Hungry people get desperate and desperate people force change. Is there civil war and unrest in China's future? Heck, is there a war with China in our future? There's about 7X as many Chinese as Americans. Could we even win a war against them?|
I was hopeful that if there was going to be some good to come out of this recession, it would mean a serious increase in the number of startups. Sadly, that's not the case. What struck me as interesting was that "inability to get affordable health insurance" was high on the list for why people couldn't venture out on their own. Big companies are the only ones that can even begin to afford healthcare for their employees.
I always thought it would be cool to own a bank. As a US Taxpayer, I might get my chance. Let's face it, the US Government doesn't do much right. We won't even talk about profitably. Heck, the post office and Amtrack are continual money-losers. If Uncle Sam gets into the banking business, it's a wrap. Can you imagine having to be current on your taxes and your student loan before you could qualify for a car loan?