Sunday, April 16, 2006


I am not trying to be a prophet here, or maybe i am just stating the obvious.

For some, it's something rather common in today's context, for some, it might still takes some time to feel the real effect of G-Day. oh yeah, what's G-Day? well, it's just a name for the day when the world is fully globalised and fully integrated!

when you realise that the computer you're using was made in the country of oriental dragon, your mp3 player was made in the country of rising suns, the starbucks' latte you're sipping was neither from uncle sam's country nor eiffel's land, but from the local shop down the road with coffee beans from sumatra javaland, it shows that the G-effect has already filtered through our daily lifes.

i know, it's nothing special worth mentioning, that's normal isn't it? the global market is so open this days where you can drive a Beerland Car with a Rising Suns CD player plus a DownUnder wife, that's just so normal. however, this is not the G-day yet!

when the real G-day arrives, the only difference it makes will not be the "flushed with choices problems" you will be facing when shopping in the local supermarket, yet, what you will experience is the natural law of life.

Survival of the Fittest.

A total G-day will be a day where there's no more protectionism in each and every single countries. That will be a day where UncleSam's car selling like a local car in RisingSunsLand, vice versa. There will be a time where the nationalities of the goods will no longer be the determining factor in consumers' buying decision. The purchasing decision will then, solely relying on the Quality of the goods itself.

This is a day where economists such as keynes or adam smith been long for. Free Economy that is.

Let it be protectionism, let it be embargo, let it be tariffs, let it be social policy; by using the government as the protective shield will not achieve the mission of protecting the infants, but, creating an infant who refuse to grow!

Let say you papa or mama will always be taking the apple away from your brother whenever you cry. By doing so day in day out, what you would learn is to cry to get an apple. What you don't learn is that you would need to be strong, so that you could reach for the apple yourself, but, human natures, why bother trying when there's an easy way out?

As a result, you will continue to be the weakling, while your brother will continue to be the independent, unprotected one. For your bro to 'survive', he must learn to be stronger and to be smarter.

Once protectionism were taken away, only the fittest will survive. Negative for the protected infant, Positive for the unprotected, and huge positive for the world as a whole! The natural forces of market will then eliminate the inferior goods and retain the good one.

In layman term, we don't have to put up with the sh*tty goods or people anymore!

When the G-day is here, who will you be?

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