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(Fox News)   This is what international trolling looks like: Chinese iPhone maker offers to help Americans learn about manufacturing   (foxnews.com) divider line 64
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2012-11-08 03:26:27 PM
Yu hai mo xied ren pei onri wan dorra pe owah!
 
2012-11-08 03:27:17 PM

sethstorm: MayoSlather: How long until most of those jobs are lost to automation anyways?

The question isn't the job loss but the amount of time between jobs for the displaced.


Well it's both. If automation increasingly takes jobs out of an economy the effect will be lengthening the time between jobs and potentially lowering pay.
 
2012-11-08 03:51:02 PM

GreenSun: Yu hai mo xied ren pei onri wan dorra pe owah!


You have moxied Ren pee and we want Dora power?
 
2012-11-08 04:06:13 PM

KrispyKritter: ...good old Made In USA explosables.

 

Explosables; I like it.
 
2012-11-08 04:07:36 PM

JackieRabbit: SirEattonHogg: JackieRabbit



As I understand it, iPhones are only assembled in China. The components are made in a number of locations, including the US. No electronic device has all components manufactured and assembled in a single location. Those days have been gone for nearly a century.


That's bollix. All the parts are from Asia (even the box)
They are having trouble keeping up with demand though.
& don't forget. The pooter you're using right now is probably made my them too.
 
2012-11-08 05:08:29 PM

real_headhoncho: American companies outsource labour to China, and people biatch about not having these jobs.

Solution: Either work for slave wages or
STOP BUYING CRAP MADE IN PART OR WHOLE IN CHINA!

But noooo... save a few pennies by shopping at WalMart. You deserve your misery.


What's the weather like in that Ivory Tower of yours, asshole?

Manufacturing aint coming back to this country.

The REAL way to have prevented this was NOT to trade with China, but we do and will continue to do so

Also good luck finding American Made shiat in America anymore, much less in the coming years you sanctimonious prick
 
2012-11-08 05:08:55 PM

JackieRabbit: Farking Fox can turn anything into a lie. The truth is that Apple's request (requirement?), Foxconn is considering opening a factory in the US and transfer iPhone manufacturing to it.


Why doesn't Apple just open their own US factory like they used to have before they started exporting jobs? Perhaps they're to busy trying to sue their competition out of business.
 
2012-11-08 05:14:12 PM

Sticky Hands: Foxconn is moving towards even more automated factories. (Japanese style I assume)
They won't need all the workers on the mainland soon, so I assume he's just looking to smooth things for when they move production elsewhere.

ah yeah:

But Gou says he hopes the Americans can learn how factories are operated so they can return home to set up facilities with automated equipment to resolve the lack of skilled laborers.


yep, there it is.


When he says factories is he talking about proper factories or third world sweatshops?

I really wish I had a choice to buy my consumer electronics from a first world democracy so that I know I'm not supporting sweatshops. But it seems almost everything is made in China or Taiwan these days.

It's even difficult to find stuff made in South Korea or Japan - places that I know have good (but not necessarily great) conditions for manual laborers.
 
2012-11-08 05:16:26 PM

kg2095: Sticky Hands: Foxconn is moving towards even more automated factories. (Japanese style I assume)
They won't need all the workers on the mainland soon, so I assume he's just looking to smooth things for when they move production elsewhere.

ah yeah:

But Gou says he hopes the Americans can learn how factories are operated so they can return home to set up facilities with automated equipment to resolve the lack of skilled laborers.


yep, there it is.

When he says factories is he talking about proper factories or third world sweatshops?

I really wish I had a choice to buy my consumer electronics from a first world democracy so that I know I'm not supporting sweatshops. But it seems almost everything is made in China or Taiwan these days.

It's even difficult to find stuff made in South Korea or Japan - places that I know have good (but not necessarily great) conditions for manual laborers.


I forgot to say - yes I would be willing to pay a price premium for something made in the USA, Canada, UK etc. I bought a 40cm box fan last week for $12 - I would be quite happy to pay $50 if I knew it was made somewhere where the people who make it are paid well and treated properly.
 
2012-11-08 06:31:59 PM
 
2012-11-08 06:41:21 PM
But I don't want lead in my water.
 
2012-11-08 10:37:04 PM

kg2095: Why doesn't Apple just open their own US factory like they used to have before they started exporting jobs?


An enslaved labor pool is always cheaper than a liberated one.

That, and they

JasonThomasX: Manufacturing aint coming back to this country.


Only if the US is unwilling to pursue industrial policy that ensures that all states benefit (not just the few/far RTW states) and manufacturing will return.
 
2012-11-08 10:38:59 PM

BgJonson79: Steigen: You know what Foxconn? We'll keep the design, support infrastructure jobs for those iThingies here and you can keep the mindless insert tab A into slot B jobs and environmental disaster for yourself.

kthx

I'm glad someone else finally realizes this!


Except that you're cutting out large amounts of the population from work and incorrectly presuming everyone is up to that task. What's wrong with both and eliminating the environmental disaster?
 
2012-11-09 02:28:22 PM

JasonThomasX: Also good luck finding American Made shiat in America anymore, much less in the coming years you sanctimonious prick

 

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