By Letter to the Editor on August 12, 2020.
We all know about putting the cart before the horse – we have all done it in one instance or another, and we all know that we must be in a position to survive before we can prosper. This is with regard to our everyday life and the economy as a whole.
Each of us must address the essentials for our family and our community and provide the non-essentials as we can to enhance our joy of life. More so now than ever before, we do not want to be making mistakes. In other words, “if you are in a hole, stop digging.”
On every level, personal, business and government, we must protect what we have now to survive and be ready to prosper. Grow your crops for the markets we have now, cut and inventory wood for the markets we have now, pump and store oil for the markets we have now, feed and slaughter livestock for the markets we have now, and so on for every major product we either dig, grow, manufacture or create. But – be ready to sell to the world when they come knocking and at a price that is set by us. Not a price China or the U.S. or any other country of the world that needs our products or expertise wants to pay.
So here we are – in a time where common sense and planning must be a common goal for all of us – businesses, governments, individuals, non-profits, charities and churches.
Time for concrete plans to move forward with a common goal for stability and future prosperity.
Grant R. Harrington