Convicted fraudster and Herald columnist Damien Grant says ‘good riddance’ to manufacturing in his latest piece. Apparently, manufacturing dying is just one of those things and, also, it’s not dying (it’s those contradictions that get you caught, Damien). And we shouldn’t do anything to get the dollar down to a level where we can make our way in the world, because it would make his smartphone more expensive.
When not in jail on ten counts of fraud, Grant’s a liquidator. Things are good for him at the moment with all these companies collapsing.
All the workers who produce real things who are losing their jobs as their businesses go under would ask what’s the point in smartphones being cheap if you don’t have a job. But, Grant gets fat picking over the bones, and he’s in the market for imported luxury goods – so a high dollar is good, he thinks.
It’s funny how the people who feed off the work of others think that they are the most important people society, when really they’re just parasites with power. The dumb thing is that they think that they can just keep on partying and ignoring what’s happening in the real economy, as if it has no effect on them.
Well, I’ll tell Grant this: even carrion birds ultimately need a healthy herd to scavenge off.