All We Need Are Good Ideas (we can get someone else to do that hard stuff)
And no surprise, the Wall Street MBA boneheads who launched Faceberg straight to the bottom, are of the same ilk as the Corporate MBAs who outsourced all of the jobs and industries to China. After all, why do all of those things we used to do - that's a lot of hard work ! All we really need to sustain us for the next 30 years are some good ideas. Ideas and Top Ramen.
Back in 1968, the year I was born, America's best and brightest were working overtime to launch a 6 million pound rocket into space and then catapult a capsule with 3 men 200,000 miles to the moon and back. A feat they accomplished 8 times over 5 years, for good measure.
Fast forward 44 years and today's so-called "best and brightest" are either on Wall Street, trading pieces of paper back and forth in a zero sum game, or they are building web applications that allow bored housewives to trade virtual farm animals back and forth (in a zero sum game).
What the Fuck Happened?