Two Kinds of Losers in the New Century
The Brexit vote, along with an invitation for me to speak in my hometown about its future, once again call attention to the fact that there are winners and losers in every new economic age.
There are two kinds of losers in every new economic age:
People who, generally, are old and worked in the previous economic age; and, generally, do not have the higher level of education needed to succeed in the new economic age.
There is pain, and no real answer, for these people. The Brexit vote brought to mind what happened in England exactly 100 years ago. Lady Chatterly’s Lover, in the book -- Lady Chatterly’s Lover, expresses the pain and loss, "I feel like I swallowed gall...I'd wipe the machines off the face of the earth again, and end the Industrial epoch absolutely, like a black mistake. But since I can't, an nobody can, I'd better hold my peace, an try an live my own life: if I've got one to live, which I rather doubt."
Cities, States and Provinces, Regions and Countries that make bad choices and do not transition to the new economic age.
Here there should be little, if any, sympathy. Governmental entities are supposed to have leadership, and leaders are supposed to position their communities for prosperity moving forward. When leaders look backwards instead of forwards, their communities lose. I have little patience for them.