Dan Liljenquist: Give thanks for our abundance, and share it

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  • Commodore West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 5, 2013 4:15 p.m.

    Hmmm, would this article be written by the very same Dan Liljenquist who is in the outsourcing/off-shoring business ( Look at this Linkedin page for verification)? The very same man who benefits by sending jobs overseas? Perhaps he may have much to rejoice in, as he is making gobs of money doing this; America has something to mourn over and that is lost jobs.

    My father works in the accounting industry and they recently starting to off-shore in-house functions. He asked me" You know what you get when you offshore in-house functions?" His answer: " Outhouse Results".

    Yes, we have much to rejoice in, but I wish the extremely wealthy who exploit the weaknesses of the job system - and do so all in the name of making a buck - would not be writing articles telling us to rejoice. There are serious problems that need addressing in this the American economy and job market. All is not well and we do not need the affluent pacifying us.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Nov. 30, 2013 7:26 a.m.

    Dan's completely correct today. The short-term mentality is taking our country down. The problem is, our business environment is so driven by short-term thinking that our long-term needs are in serious peril. Make a buck today; forget tomorrow. Investing in the future is for suckers.

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Nov. 28, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    One must be careful, actually applying the teachings of Christ as you're doing it can get you branded as a liberal. ('They'd' brand the Lord as that as well, so I'd say you're in the safest place there)

    In addition to helping those such as those in the Haiyan-hit areas and even those in our country that are still rebuilding from total destruction from tornadoes, eat and shelter today, help that would make the tomorrows brighter than before would be good.

    Part of the vulnerability that these have been bearing has come from the lack of, or in the U.S., the dismantling of the tools to build more securely. Public education is lacking or being defunded, resources and training for reaching beyond the bare needs for the day are kept off limits in various ways.

    We want to give a fish to feed them for today, and it is needed. It would be good to also provide extra teaching to allow them to feed themselves once we're gone, so future Haiyans can be better borne.