Posted 10/14/2021 05:43 (#9267944 - in reply to #9267908) Subject: RE: Oil shortages.
Lots of printed money sloshing around in the economy. People are staying home and ordering lots and lots of crap off the internet; it is overloading the supply chain. The port of Long Beach announced it will run 24/7. UPS and FedEx are ramping up.
On our end, we are getting shortages and inflation.
Some saw this coming years ago and wanted to open a big port in Mexico with cannonball lines to Kansas City for central distribution.
Not sure this crass consumerism is the best way to organize an economy. I run a modest household and the amount of trash we generate is embarrassing. I joke that perfection of our lifestyle will be semi-trucks and trains delivering product in one side of a Walmart megaplex, while on the other side of the megaplex trucks and trains haul it off to a landfill; no need for the intermediary step of hauling it home and storing it in our house for a while.