I'm not advocating it, but I'm also not going to ostrich myself to the reality that automation is going to continue to put people out of work until only the highest skilled, specialized techs and engineers, doctors, will be working. A high percentage of jobs that people do today can and will be replaced my machines over the next 50 years. Furthermore, once jobs are lost overseas, what company in their right mind is going to come back to America when they have access to labor for pennies on the dollar. We need to adapt to the changes that foreign sources of labor have brought about, reinvent ourselves. rebuild our infrastructure, better educate our youth and find a way to give them a sense of purpose in America, develop technologies that benefit from our strengths, stop being slaves to consumerism (drives our angst more than anything). This see-saw ride we've been on has resulted from a complete lack of objective guidance on the part of politicians and big business. They've been chasing profits while the rest of us suffer. Just pointing out that collapse is where we're headed if we don't check our roll.