It`d be nice if the first thought people had was to sell more, increase production, develop new products, and create new money. That`s not always possible, but it at least ought to be the first thought.
A lovely thought, but not very practical. A large portion of manufacturers are already `losing their shirts` because of too much inventory and not enough buyers. Selling more won`t happen when the majority of us are taking a hard and fast look at what we REALLY need and trying to get by on what we already have on hand. Production needs to equal demand and the first component of a down-sized economy is lack of demand, therefore reducing the need for production.
A better scenario would be to place tighter controls on our spending i.e. going back to our pre-WWII system of not buying the `goodies` if you don`t have the money to pay for it. There is a huge difference between `need` and `want` and way too many of us keep crossing the line.
Lily E. Chambers CPS, CQU
"Why hire a mere mortal when you have access to a Goddess"