Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5589 posts, RR: 12 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
Time for another opinion solicitation thread. Are we better or worse off than we were at this time in 2000? Of course I'm referring to the state of our industry commercial and general aviation? I'll save my opinions because, I want to hear yours. Time for a little debate!
SCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5693 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
I can speak for the state of the construction industry in north Texas (actually, the whole state), and tell you this much: these guys are so busy, they can't see straight, and right now there is no let-up on the horizon.
We are (here) pretty much at full employment; anyone who is not working here is just not interested in working, and entry-level construction jobs are going begging (and no, ain't nobody paying minimum wage).
Are we better off? The economy is certainly better by every rational measure, especially since, in November 2000, the economy was in a recessionary decline. Better now, then then, is that more of the employment is in legitimate and productive enterprise founded on revenue, rather than the large number of VC-fed speculative "jobs" (dot-bombs).
It is hard to know what might have happened had 9/11 attacks not occurred;I suspect we would have reached the current level of economic productivity a couple of years earlier. All angels on a pin at this point.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...