Originally Posted by SNR
It's the notion that just because a company doesn't manufacture widgets, they're not as beneficial to the economy as one who does.
It's antique thinking that is embraced by people who are convinced that ideas are a finite commodity. Manufacturing jobs are the safety net for those people. Those jobs are a form of private welfare that creative people pay to able bodied people. Of course it scares people to death that the welfare is coming to an end. The foundation has shifted. Get used to it. Any politician that tells you that he can deliver us back from the future is a liar or a dangerous idiot.