Here's an interesting echo of my own mind found on line. It's about Galdman Sachs and it's incredible reports of profits for the past quarter. It's just an edotorial piece, but it reflects what a lot of Americans who are struggling with the transition from an economy based on manufacturing to one based on service. This shift has left many who have been born and raised with the pride of a good day's work making and building things that are now being made and built in other parts of the world. One has to wonder whether we can continue as a nation which builds and creates nothing yet has to somehow serve those who have the money to pay their servants. This can't continue forever, of course. How much time is left until those who are scraping for their families take their economy back from those who shipped their jobs overseas? Wall Street titan should explain what he does for a living - CNN.com Wall Street titan should explain what he does for a living "If the final quarter continues on this prosperous pace, Goldman's year-end bonus pool may exceed $20 billion, according to the New York Times -- enough to pay its 31,700 employees an average of $700,000." "Goldman, and the other Wall Street giants, don't manufacture anything, other than those profits. What they do is, by definition, immensely lucrative. But for individual Americans who used to produce automobiles for a living, and no longer can; who want to build furniture for a living, but are no longer able to find an employer; who spend day after day, week after week, looking for a way to support their families. ..." "...it would be instructive to hear Blankfein spell out, in unambiguous terms, just what it is that he and his colleagues do to make their money. If he is able to present his story convincingly, it could even be inspiring. There are a lot of children around the country who don't have much hope as the holidays approach. Maybe, if Blankfein expresses himself clearly enough, he could make them somehow believe they could grow up to be like him. You would assume that there is a learnable set of skills that combine to create a Wall Street titan. Perhaps Blankfein would be willing to share at least a little of the secret. Tell the rest of America how they might join the club."