New: Corporate Greed and Shortsightedness Will Lead to Demise of U.S. (Opinion)

Jack Bragen
Wednesday January 06, 2016 - 01:15:00 PM

We have heard a number of people complain about the lack of a good immigration policy in America. Donald Trump, in his campaign, boldly proclaimed that a wall will be built. However, Trump knows very well that this will never happen. With imported labor and outsourcing, we have another plantation economy. Corporate America would never give up the cheap imported labor and outsourcing, which is a huge augment to profits. However, this is a source of economic bleeding, in which dollars are leaving the U.S. and going to other countries.  

To help ease the trade deficit, the U.S. is the world's number one exporter of weapons. This contributes to international instability that in the long run is a threat to U.S. safety and security.  

Since we have cheap, nonunion labor at home and people working literally for nickels overseas, those who would ordinarily collect union wages are displaced and may resort to the escapism and [short-lived] profit of illicit drugs. This is a pernicious source of internal destruction of American society. It also causes numerous individuals who might otherwise be productive to be incarcerated repeatedly, or in some cases for life. Then, we have the taxpayers funding new prison construction, and funding the food, upkeep, and medical care of prisoners. This does not interfere with corporate profits.  

Imported energy and the fossil fuel infrastructure is another source of mammoth profits for the mega corporations.  

In the 1970's, there was a lot of talk in the scientific community of the potential for controlled hydrogen fusion as a relatively clean, cheap, and unlimited source of energy. I would think that by now this could have been developed, and there must be a reason why it hasn't. It would instantaneously put all of the oil companies out of business. (It would also be a solution to global warming, since any type of atomic energy source doesn't contribute to greenhouse gases.) Funding for fusion research has been marginalized. I would think for something that has the potential to revolutionize conditions on our planet, that fusion research would be pursued ardently.  

The net result of corporate greed? The U.S. economy will eventually implode, and China as well as other countries will take over economically, and could possibly, five or six decades from now, physically invade the U.S.