It has been said many times that small businesses are the real engine of the economy. It is the combined power of millions of entrepreneurs that creates jobs, spends money back into the local communities and generates innovative new products and services. But what if small businesses can’t afford to stay in business because they can’t afford to provide the typical parts of a compensation package that it takes to maintain a standard of living suitable for living in a first-world country?
Corporate giants can outsource labor overseas at a fraction of the price and quite happily do so. Then they bring those goods and services back here to sell at first world prices. That’s their business model. The captains of industry, finance and the career politicians are scratching their heads and trying to figure out why people aren’t spending the way they used to, why consumers aren’t just consuming like there is no tomorrow on revolving credit with sky high interest rates as they did before. Could it be that “Too Big To Fail” has finally opened the eyes of the American people that there is a different set of rules for the elites than for the little guys?
A few hundred family dynasties have, over the past couple of centuries, captured most of the wealth produced by the sweat of a nation through unending lobbying, (back in the old days we called it by its proper name, bribery) legislation and graft from senators, representatives and justices who they have bought and paid for. Thanks to this corruption, the system common people expect to count on for justice and to provide equal footing no matter what family you are born into, is warped and twisted. Story after story depicts how this system has been draining all of the resources from those who are least powerful and depositing them into the coffers of those that have many times more than any person could possibly need. Thanks to this corruption, many people have lost hope for any reward worth their work through the system of those who are deemed “Too Big To Fail”.
But the good news is, more and more people are gardening, learning to do for themselves and becoming more independent and through this they are starting to lift themselves up, start small businesses and reconnect with their communities and their histories. Interacting with your fellow human beings and beginning to trade with one another outside the corrupt system can only be a good thing and maybe if enough people leave “Too Big To Fail” alone Too Big might finally, at last, fail as they damn well should have in the first place. Maybe?