In a post which asked is the U.S. reverting to an agricultural economy, I wrote:
Because all the jobs created by the industrial revolution are either moving to China and India, or are reserved for children of the rich, poor people are reverting to pre-industrial ways.
This seems to definitely be happening in Greece. As reported by the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, Greeks who have lost their industrial jobs are returning to the land:
For decades, Panagiotis Triantafyllopoulos worked in Athens as a printer and graphic designer, most recently making slick packaging for multinational drug companies.
Now the 54-year-old spends his days gathering firewood, tending chickens and preparing for the olive harvest in this hillside village in southwestern Greece.
Unable to find a job more than two years after he was laid off, Mr. Triantafyllopoulos felt he had little choice but to return to his birthplace here this past summer and try to survive on what he can glean from his family's small plot of land.
It’s an excellent article, I recommend reading it. This could be the future of the United States. And a warning: don't assume that there will always be a job for you.