Every so often, someone looks up the search phrase ' Stephanie Ruhle stockings' or hosiery or suchlike, and they end up being listed as enquirers for my website. I wrote up a short recap of the interview on CNBC in which the journalist interviewed Eike Batista, said to be the 10th richest in the world. Stephanie Ruhle must have given the nylon and hosiery industries a boost, my enquirers seem to have that frame of the picture in their minds.
People who are hopeful and talk something positive are the people who are remembered, they inspire people to try harder, like Robert the Bruce's spider. Enthusiasm is infectious, it is a wealth creator. Listen to an interview of Warren Buffett, do you ever feel bored? No, even when he's talking about everyday items such as McDonald's burgers or Ketchup or Coca Cola, he whets peoples appetite for food and drink and the good times, of well-performing companies making healthy products and healthy profits.
I hear some people are organizing a boycott of Wal-mart shops around 23rd November, feeling that the walton family are big beneficiearies of government subsidies for the jobs they have created in their nationwide chain of superstores. My argument is : how otherwise can companies survive in the hard times and people also have jobs? Subsidies are a good solution, preserving jobs, and thereby the community centre shops and superstores. It costs less than social security, and prevents people becoming jobless. And jobs at minimum wage rates are better than no jobs, which cost so much in social security, having a knock on effect on housing and in turn other businesses in the community.
I believe subsidies are a very sound idea, as well as small businesses getting together and forming co-operatives. It is a good experiment. It is good for people to take a small risk and try their hand at running a business. If the momentum picks up, more shops will remain open. If shops assistants give service with a smile, I am sure people would prefer to go to real shops than shop on-line. Life is about people, and it is better for there to be more employment and people being purposefully busy.
Not all people enjoy shopping online, nor reading on the internet or kindle. People still like real shops, and real newspapers.