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Old 09-19-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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However, a single industry doesn't sustain an economy that depends on a diversity of industries.

And if we don't quickly become knowledgeable and disciplined consumers, the renewable energy industry will be dominated by a handful of conglomerates just like the oil industry is right now.
Wind power is certainly looking that way - solar would be a different story as it requires such a huge diversity of different products and hardware.

It's a bit like the microchip story - once we have the solar cell technology at the right size and price, it will be in everything from paint to clothing to roof tiles.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Wind power is certainly looking that way - solar would be a different story as it requires such a huge diversity of different products and hardware.

It's a bit like the microchip story - once we have the solar cell technology at the right size and price, it will be in everything from paint to clothing to roof tiles.
No way! Cap and trade or a simile rcarbon tax will increase electricity to the point where you can't afford it...
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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well it seems a truck driver will be ok as well...wow i didnt know i made as much as a white collar guy...
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:18 PM
 
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Teaching and Medical jobs will also remain.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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No way! Cap and trade or a simile rcarbon tax will increase electricity to the point where you can't afford it...
With solar you can 'own' what you make - it doesn't touch the grid. Small products will mean (for example) you can re-charge your phone from the clothes on your back which are absorbing light.

I am saying the industries manufacturing the smaller 'personal' solar-cell products will be the next boom industry, in answer to the OP......

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With the way the economy is going if america should fall into another depression which jobs do you think will be impacted first and which do you think will survive and thrive?
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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YES! I agree. Education and medicine are great jobs to get in to for job security.

Dawn

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Teaching and Medical jobs will also remain.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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YES! I agree. Education and medicine are great jobs to get in to for job security.

Dawn
Yes... but... the secure jobs are in public school systems, not private schools. A lot of private school are really hurting right now.

My sister teaches at a prestigious academy in Vermont that had to make some very painful cuts this year. Many people with 10+ years of service were let go. She's been teaching there for more than 20 years, and was lucky to hold onto her job.

When times get tough people private school is a luxury that gets cut from family budgets.

Also, arts and music teachers don't have a lot of security.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:16 PM
 
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I think jobs relating to public safety(Police, Fire) would be amongst the most secure.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Yes... but... the secure jobs are in public school systems, not private schools. A lot of private school are really hurting right now.

My sister teaches at a prestigious academy in Vermont that had to make some very painful cuts this year. Many people with 10+ years of service were let go. She's been teaching there for more than 20 years, and was lucky to hold onto her job.

When times get tough people private school is a luxury that gets cut from family budgets.

Also, arts and music teachers don't have a lot of security.
nothing like tenure to keep your job for you. who needs to worry about job performance
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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family budgets.

Also, arts and music teachers don't have a lot of security.
This is a reality that I can personally attest to!
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