Originally Posted by bogusbill
well i guess you really dont care."you want the best skiis" (are the best skiis really K2's).So I guess it would be allright to force people,even children to work for pathetic wages while the goverment subsidizes the factories loses in order to steal jobs from US or Eourpean manufacturers in order to ensure you get the "best skiis"
Noble thoughts but how do you avoid buying foreign made goods?
People in Europe, Japan, Australia, have the the same problem as manufacturing is outsourced to cheaper nations. China is the latest, and most ominous nation of cheap labor.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes for China to be priced out of the labor market. It took Japan about 35 years but China has lots more poor laborers looking for a way to improve their lives.
We should vote any congressman or senator out if they provide tax incentives to any company that outsources.....guess that would mean most large companies.
Sorry to play the devils advocate but I don't know an easy solution to the problem. Outsourcing has evolved to the point that a simple "buy American" program is not practical even if it makes you feel better.
Also, I don't think that China subsidizes factories running operating deficits. However, they do not allow their currency to float and control interest rates, tariffs to favor China. Their trade balance account is as much out of whack as ours is....only in the opposite direction. In the end, as Japan found out, the health of both nations is dependent on the other. If America is sucked dry, China will have lost its best customer and have a huge problem. So it is in Chinas best interest to keep things more in balance than they currently are. It wll probably be easier to deal with China than with Walmart...but then that is not a ski topic.