Brand gurus have long declared that all public entities and identities, and not just consumer packaged goods, are “Brands.” Today we see the truth of that assertion as we recognize the emergence of the “Brand-State.”
Population growth and sustained consumption are necessary to fuel the continued development of modern capitalism, both to provide a constant work force to drive productivity, and to ensure ongoing marketplace demand. The predicted population changes will, therefore, have profound implications for both business and the economy.
Much of the present debate over outsourcing is driven by focusing only on a portion of the entire capitalist business model … greater profitability leads to enhanced innovation, training, and education which drive the creation of higher paying new jobs, which drive the next wave of economic growth. Economically our faith has to be with capitalism, and politically our commitment has to be with the engines of innovation and education that allow workers to move up the ladder.