Could you create something new in today's economy?

United States
December 28, 2009 1:43pm CST
December 28, 2009 In this unsure economy is there anything you could create that would generate money for you or somebody else. Put on your thinking caps and take off the dunce cap.
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• United States
28 Dec 09
No. I am a creative person and I can't think of one thing that hasn't already been done. The fact is you can't just create a job or whatever without some sort of need for it. So many machines are taking human jobs and more humans are born everyday. I try to be optimistic, but the simple fact is we are overflowing the earth with humans. You can invent things all day long, but if there is no practical and productive use for it then it is just another temporary pacifier. The most brilliant government pragmatist know these things, but because of faith and hope they drive and don't give up. To me that is admirable, but as a realist I can't find the strength. The only things that create jobs are wars. They pay millions of people to kill millions of people and temporarily reduce our population and then we are fine for a while and the cycle begins again, but the wars do not kill people off fast enough and we keep multiplying at a frightening rate. Sure we can think of ways to generate money temporarily, but what of our future? We need to create a way to be efficient and more productive with our resources. Make something that will exponentially and increasingly create more jobs at the same time creating more necessary resources that in turn create more jobs. Only when capitalist greed is forgotten or at least reduced can we achieve this. NO government has ever worked and no one economist has ever really understood economy, but parts of each governments have their good parts along with their bad parts. We need to quit thinking our way is right and all nations need to work together. Classes need to be done away with. Sure maybe some should have more money than others, but nobody needs a billion dollars. Nobody needs a million dollars. I see all these people making $100,000 and I have lived off of $800 - $1200 a month my whole life (and even less at times) and I was ok. Even if I made $3000 a month after taxes I would be more than happy. Can't imagine what I would need the extra money for. I have things I want. Television, computer, cable internet, books, video games, movies, bills paid and a roof over my head with way less than that. There is no easy way to generate money that will not hurt and take away from someone else. Companies making 300% profit on an item when, from experience, you can make 30% profit and still be comfortable, pay your employees more and still turn a profit. People just want to retire at 35 and that is ridiculous.
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• United States
28 Dec 09
I see your point about what it takes to make money but I'm talking about what can YOU do to generate more money for yourself. If your idea expands and needs more people that would be great. If its just something for you to capitalize on then that's a personal victory.
• United States
29 Dec 09
Sure it's a personal gain, but inadvertently at someone else's loss. Always. I do not understand how people embrace capitalism without feeling guilty.
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• United States
29 Dec 09
Capitalism helps create jobs, has the government created any private sector jobs? No, just more government jobs.
@celticeagle (118651)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Dec 09
I think a Co-operative website would be the way to go in this economy. Sort of Ebay for all your friends and family. They put thing on it to sell, either made by them or things they wanted to be rid of. Everything would be a community thing. I think it would nice and very effective and helpful for alot of people needing to make some extra money right now.
• United States
29 Dec 09
Now that is a good idea, involve the community so no one person is 99% in charge. Good idea!
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@celticeagle (118651)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Dec 09
I think so too. Like the folks on here. Alot of creative people who could use the bucks.
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@celticeagle (118651)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Nov 10
Thanks for the BR!
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• United States
20 Nov 10
I am always thinking of new things to come up with that will make money but also people would actually use. and it does not hurt to be earth friendly!
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• United States
20 Nov 10
You almost have to be green nowadays.
@sonusd (1548)
• India
30 Dec 09
I have planned to put some bio-gas plant in which cow dunk will be used as fuel so people can get free gas to cook and cow dunk will again used as fertilizer which will help some people to save there money who spends money for buying LPG this will also help me to make some money
• United States
30 Dec 09
Go for it.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
30 Dec 09
Creating a brand new investment!! lol =D INvesting on the failures of the economy, which will in turn push it up.. haha =D Be investing in things whereby majority thought it will be a failure.. haha =D And one thing bound to generate money, is to create something that's beneficial to the climate change!! haha =D
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• United States
30 Dec 09
The "green" jobs are called that for a reason, because somebody is going to make some green on them.
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I wish I could do that, then I would not be sitting here trying to make money all the time on line, cent by cent lol. I really can't think of anything worthwhile at the moment.
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• United States
29 Dec 09
Think about it when you get a chance, we can all create something new.
• United States
29 Dec 09
i'm sure i could think of something..but generating the capital would be a b*tch to come up with now.even under the best circumstances there's usually some promo and supplies costs.
• United States
29 Dec 09
I'm talking about creating something that makes you money like providing a service with no start up cost.
@drannhh (15229)
• United States
29 Dec 09
That is a no-brainer. With the economy the way it is there has been a rise in the burglaries and break-ins hear-abouts, so I would invent a better kind of lock. I went to the hardware store today and the clerks there never hear of a bump-proof lock even though they sold them in that store. So I was explaining it to the hardware guys. They were actually quite interested. People could be creating home and asset protection services.
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• United States
29 Dec 09
You caused me to do some research on a bump-proof lock, I think this would be a great idea to help people become safer. You should go back there and ask to be a door to door sales person for them.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
29 Dec 09
If I could I might get rich. Unfortunately the only thing I can think of to do right now to generate income is to sell more books and to do more internet writing. Hopefully I will be able to generate more writing income this next year then I did last year. But it seems a lot of sites just toy with people and are generous in the begining, and then taper off and get worse after a couple of months. I need to work more on the ones that have been consistent over the years.
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• United States
29 Dec 09
Keep writing then if it makes you money, it makes me money.
@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 09
Well I have been thinking that I need to do something to generate some money .That was what I was thinking too when saturday too when I decided to set up a website to find people who are desirous of starting business .I am hoping from that process I will be able to find business partners who will be able to bring expertise or capital and facilitate others finding business partners as well.I am also thinking that I may create a business website which allows persons to design their dream vacation with minimal costs
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• United States
28 Dec 09
Your discussion sparked my interest in this discussion topic. Thanks.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
28 Dec 09
i am hoping to do some more crafting this winter to make money, plus i want to start selling unwanted items on ebay too. that should help as well.
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• United States
28 Dec 09
There you go. Crafts are very popular, perhaps you could set up a booth at the mall or a convention. Ebay is always a great way to make some extra money.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
28 Dec 09
I think I could..are you talking about something big? As I create little things all the time that generate money for myself and others....and I am working on a new book .....but if you mean an invention....I think I have some ideas's....
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• United States
28 Dec 09
I'm talking about using your God given talents and most of your brain. Bring it on Jill.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
28 Dec 09
Since so many banks are failing these days, how about a mattress with a hiding place for your cash savings
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• India
17 Jan 10
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• United States
16 Jan 10
i would hope but i can never think of anything!! and if i do i forget about it or dont act on it right then then i see someone else come out with the same idea a few months later!
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