If ever. This country didn't become great by running doggie boutiques and tanning salons, we MADE things. It is not often that people going through a watershed in their country's history are aware of it, but I believe this is one of those times.
Amen! I have been replying a lot lately with my “frippery slope” take on things. Frippery means unnecessary, trivial. or non-essential.
Over last 30 years, our job base has increased with service sector jobs, meaning we sell $70 tennis shoes, $100 new torn-up jeans and $5 cups of coffee.
I have been scared for a while that any serious downturn would start us sliding down the frippery slope. And with no demand from these people, the rest of us are in big doo-doo.
Parsy, who thinks we may start making our own stuff again rather than Chinese.