ManagementSpeak: Now what would that look like in our environment?

Translation: It’s the right thing to do, but it’s much better for my career to avoid standing out.

Alan Earnshaw shows what this phrase looks like in the KJR Club environment.

Over the past decade, employment growth netted zero. Personal assets actually declined. For middle-income families, so did wages. (Source: “A Decade of Zeroes,” Dirk van Dijk of Zacks Investment Research, 1/4/2010.)

It appears our national economic experiment of attempting to build an economy on finance, services, and information, leaving such trivialities as manufacturing to other less enlightened nations, hasn’t panned out.

Our collective economic experience of narrowly averted economic depression got me wondering about what we do in the United States to create wealth.