The destruction Japan is experiencing has cost the world untold human lives and livelihoods. We’ll never know the impact the victims of the earthquake and tsunami would have made on this world. They are certainly impacting the world now bringing out the basic human instincts of sympathy and caring for our fellow man.
The devastation continues with word that Japanese manufacturers have closed production plants for the items that we love the most: automobiles, televisions, computers and smart phones to name a few. My previous post regarding innovation rings true here.
I’m all for a global economy, I think it makes our world stronger. But time after time, we find ourselves at the hands of a country that is troubled and our import chain is threatened. The world’s great exporter is now the world’s greatest importer
Why aren’t we making the items we need for American products and supplement our supply chain with foreign goods? Why don’t we have a back up plan? American goods and jobs are going to suffer in a few months, just as we were about to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I believed the lights weren’t from a freight train barreling down upon us, but today, I’m not so sure.