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(The Daily Caller)   Jeff Immelt, Obama's job council chair: "China's state-run communism may not be your cup of tea, but their government works." Subby wonders if the new US Mac manufacturing facility will have balcony nets   (dailycaller.com) divider line 7
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2012-12-12 07:13:37 PM
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What's wrong with 0 percent growth? The only thing that growth uncontrollably is cancer and that eventually kills its host.
2012-12-12 01:19:53 PM
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And Mussolini made the trains run on time. How'd that work out?
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2012-12-12 11:30:39 AM
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Personally, I suspect the whole "on-shoring" thing is not that big a deal. All we are seeing is automation replacing manual labor. As labor becomes a less significant part of the cost of manufacture, the advantage of cheap labor declines. Sure items are being made here, but the jobs aren't coming back. It's just that automation isn't any cheaper in China than it is here.

I think we have already hit the point where there simply aren't enough jobs to go around and never will be again.

At least you youngsters will get to live in interesting times!
2012-12-12 11:15:01 AM
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Insatiable Jesus: It is treasonous to feed the Chicom monster while Americans starve,


The Computer says so. The Computer is your friend. Seriously; at least in the US, treason is very narrowly and specifically defined, and this does not fit.

But hey, remember when we all voted for politicians who ran on a platform of shipping half our economy to the Chicom? Me either.

Those would be the politicians who voted for free-trade agreements, allowing American labor to compete on the open market. Ross Perot's "giant sucking sound" turned out to be all too real; he was only wrong about where the sound was coming from.
2012-12-12 11:10:48 AM
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The Jami Turman Fan Club: SomeoneDumb: Pointing out that something is efficient or works isn't the same as saying you want it. I admittedly just skimmed TFA, but I didn't see any recommendation. Still, I expect Farkers to make inferences for political points.

The Chinese government is a disaster. It only looks like it works from 10,000 feet.

How do you think U.S. citizens would feel if almost 2 million people were kicked out of their homes and promised next to nothing for it? Or create the worst environmental disaster in history, on purpose? Or a trillion dollars for a city that will never be used? Or a capital city that frequently gets inundated with poison gas?

If you think the Chinese government works, try moving there. See if you still feel this way.


This. It works only if your goal is for society, when seen from a great distance, to meet a particular sociopolitical aesthetic. In the case of the Chinese government, that aesthetic crumbles at just about the slightest touch, but it does technically meet the goals.

Then again, there are a lot of people whose political goals seem to be driven by sociopolitical aesthetics, so perhaps this really is all that would be needed to satisfy them.
2012-12-12 11:00:54 AM
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SomeoneDumb: Pointing out that something is efficient or works isn't the same as saying you want it. I admittedly just skimmed TFA, but I didn't see any recommendation. Still, I expect Farkers to make inferences for political points.


The Chinese government is a disaster. It only looks like it works from 10,000 feet.

How do you think U.S. citizens would feel if almost 2 million people were kicked out of their homes and promised next to nothing for it? Or create the worst environmental disaster in history, on purpose? Or a trillion dollars for a city that will never be used? Or a capital city that frequently gets inundated with poison gas?

If you think the Chinese government works, try moving there. See if you still feel this way.
2012-12-12 10:47:29 AM
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It is treasonous to feed the Chicom monster while Americans starve,

But hey, remember when we all voted for politicians who ran on a platform of shipping half our economy to the Chicom? Me either.

Your vote is there to make you feel good.
 
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