I have heard people say lately, "I won't do anything that causes anyone to lose their job." The classic example is not using the self-checkout lane at Wal-mart because a cashier loses their job.
This will kill America. If it is our vow to fight progress in the name of jobs, we will lose our place in the world even faster. As a young student, I don't remember being encouraged to create my own way. Join a corporation. As technology progresses, we must use it to become more and more productive. It is like saying, "I won't download movies on pay per view because it will put the video store out of business." I'll keep using VHS tapes because somebody must still make them. I don't want to put them out of a job. The video store better be thinking ahead of the game.
As the world gets smaller, it does get tougher to stay ahead. That is why we better make it a priority and the idea of not progressing so no one loses a job... We need to get these people out of Wal-mart, working for fairly low pay and benefits, give them some creativity and gumption and get our economy fired back up. I wonder if it would fire up our students if they felt like they might have a chance to have a job that is their own, rather than looking at little to nothing to do.