[opendtv] Re: News: SAG, WGA Lodge Complaints at FCC Hearing

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 12:03:04 -0400

John Shutt wrote:

> Waaaaaa! Engineers are having a hard time getting their "going
> rate" these days, too.

That was pretty much my reaction too.

All of this has to be seen from the greater perspective, IMO. The
effects they mention, like fewer writers and consolidation of media
companies, all fall under the umbrella of "increased productivity." It
means you do more with less. In principle, the outcome is supposed to be
an overall increase in the standard of living, in the end. Because this
is supposed to lead to a more varied economy, as people not needed in
one sector go off and develop whole new sectors.

It's been going on since the Industrial Revolution, so it's not like we
haven't heard the same complaints over and over again. Of course, when
you're the one who has to figure out what "new sector" of the economy
you need to create or participate in, it's hardly fun and games.

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