There is that, that is seen and that that is not seen
There is a world around us, that we see, that is very obvious. What is less obvious, is the fact that what we see are only symptoms of trends that we do not see, but are nevertheless very real. If a man is begging on the side of the road, he is probably poor and needs the money, if many are begging on the side of the road, there must be something causing the poverty in the area.
Society is currently going through a change, of an extreme magnitude, as it only happens every 500 years. We call our society, industrial society. Its characteristics, is mass media, mass manufacture and mass communication. Cities , welfare, factories, transport for the masses, and globalization are all features that mark the industrial societ
Technology determines how we earn our bread, society forms to accommodate our efforts.
Mass manufacture was the main source of the wealth of a nation until very recently. 1960 in the USA, 35% of all employees worked for a company with 1000 or more employees. by 1980 it had fallen to 20%, but not because the number of employees in the factories had been reduced, but because a service industry, mainly in the hands of smaller enterprises had grown. the losses were mainly in agriculture where due to mechanization, the number of workers needed kept falling.By 1990, the number of people employed by the Fortune 500 companies as compared to the previous 10 years.
Cities are disintegrating because they outlived their usefulne
In the USA, all cities with a severe homelessness problem, as well as a severe slum problem are all ruled by Democrats, the conclusion is that Democratic causes the decline of cities.
The Democrats are not causing cities to decline, their methods of attempting to deal with the problem,is actually making things worse.In the next few years, I fear we will see most cities in the OEC countries decline. Planned automatic cities and other fantasies planned by our high tech elites seem somewhat ridiculous in view the decline of the cities.