The stimulus for last week’s blogs was an article I read in Reuters. After reading the article, I also read readers comments, which I generally avoid. I pondered on it for a while. I ask questions, not for annoyance but because I want answers. I want to better understand. I don’t want to be ignorant. If there is a solution, then let’s get to it. My bluntness is often mistaken for arrogance or high mindedness. However, I am results oriented – efficiency effectiveness without compromising detail and organization. It takes more energy to complain about what’s wrong, then to get to the business of fixing it. If it isn’t my field of knowledge, I ask people in the field to help me understand. Is there a gap in my reasoning? Ignorance is not bliss and knowledge is power. So I asked a good friend and mentor adept in economics and foreigns affairs.
My long winded question to him:
What is your take on the author’s premise? I provided a link to the article below. I am technically middle class. Even the legal market has outsourcing. Advancement in technology has lessened the need for the number of attorneys. Computers and software systems do 50% of what used to comprise “attorney work.” Technology coupled with outsourcing and supply exceeding demand has made the legal profession unstable and unreliable. That is why I am trying to branch out. I guess my real question: what is the state of America’s middle and lower class if we are not investing in education so that our students are competitive in a global economy?