America IS SHUTTING DOWN....whether you like it or not!!!!
The long-threatened CTA service cuts took effect early this morning, despite last-minute efforts to strike a deal with the agency's unions.
Though negotiations continue to restore service perhaps as soon as late next week, riding almost any CTA bus or train today will take considerably longer than it did yesterday.
Nine express bus routes have been eliminated, 41 bus routes have had their beginning and/or end times cut, and 78 more buses will see less frequent service. All "L" lines except for the Yellow Line will see less frequent service.
Additionally, the agency laid off 1,067 unionized employees.
It is not to hard to see if you take your head out the the sand......and it is not the end of the world. Simply the shutting down of the Industrial Age preparing for the progression into the Alstrynomic Digital Age. And it is not just bus routes, or airlines, or housing construction, or postal workers, or architects......if you are not in the war or welfare segment of the economy......you are likely feeling the change.
Bill Collins Jewelers in Cromwell CT
Lily Koi Restaurant & Lounge in Hawaii
Cavalier Restaurant and Lounge NY
Wm. Thames & Co. Jewelers in Ormond Beach
Jerolaman’s General Store in Bernardsville
Dom’s Watch Repair and Jewelers in the Radio City Music Mall in downtown St. Cloud MN
Helmley Middletowne Hotel NY Closing in May
Carolina Cleaners in Hendersonville
For those of you Fools that live in the D.C. area.....still relatively vibrant due to massive government deficit spend and very high salaries, take a look how many small businesses have shut down between Georgetown and Rockville on Wisconsin Avenue.....plus there are many on the verge of closing as well.
In the Alstrynomic Digital Age....real estate and the way we shop will change dramatically.