View Poll Results: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

Voters
28. You may not vote on this poll
  • Disagree

    25 89.29%
  • Agree

    3 10.71%
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 57

Thread: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

  1. #11
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Last Seen
    12-26-10 @ 05:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    8,083

    Re: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

    Not enough info to go on... sorry OC.

  2. #12
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:51 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    25,631

    Re: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Through tariffs, quotas, agricultural subsidies, and various other protectionist nonsense.
    But of course, they're still not forced to purchase anything, they can simply not buy it.

    So again, I ask, how are Americans being FORCED (your word) to purchase inferior goods?
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! The Bitchspot Blog YouTube me! The Bitchspot Channel

  3. #13
    Equal Opportunity Hater
    obvious Child's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    0.0, -2.3 on the Political Compass
    Last Seen
    12-09-14 @ 10:36 PM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    19,883

    Re: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Through tariffs, quotas, agricultural subsidies, and various other protectionist nonsense.
    I'm glad someone got it.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

  4. #14
    Another day in paradise..
    ReverendHellh0und's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    68,026

    Re: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

    : at this thread.


    Matthew 10:34
    Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

  5. #15
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,197

    Re: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Through tariffs, quotas, agricultural subsidies, and various other protectionist nonsense.
    You also forgot laws that bar US employers from hiring illegals and trade barriers against certain countries ran by brutal dictatorships and laws that bar slavery. Because imagine how much money we could save if only we would allow manufactures to exploit illegals and starving North Koreans, Cubans and other people living in brutal dictatorships with dirt cheap wages.We let companies go to China,why should Cuba,North Korea or any other similar places be different? I bet if slavery was legal I bet those businesses would pass the savings onto the consumer instead of pocketing the extra profit margin. The slaves wouldn't technically be working for free I am sure the companies would give them decent food,clothes,roof over their head and perhaps some medical care as well.
    Last edited by jamesrage; 03-26-09 at 09:38 AM.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  6. #16
    Educator
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sacramento California
    Last Seen
    08-06-11 @ 12:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    706

    Re: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Because imagine how much money we could save if only we would allow manufactures to exploit illegals and starving North Koreans, Cubans and other people living in brutal dictatorships with dirt cheap wages.
    You think Cubans would be cheaper than the third world sweatshop labor we already rely on? I doubt it.
    The slaves wouldn't technically be working for free I am sure the companies would give them decent food,clothes,roof over their head and perhaps some medical care as well.
    That would be a huge increase in expenditures over the current slaves.
    "We may have destroyed this country, but we got rich doing it!" --The GOP
    There is a special place in hell for those who care only about themselves.

  7. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen
    09-22-10 @ 02:36 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    11,430

    Re: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    Define "inferior"
    Union made.

  8. #18
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 06:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

    Re: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But of course, they're still not forced to purchase anything, they can simply not buy it.

    So again, I ask, how are Americans being FORCED (your word) to purchase inferior goods?
    Well, it wasn't MY word as it isn't my thread...
    It's more accurate to say that they're unable to purchase the best product at a competitive price...which really amounts to the same thing.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  9. #19
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 06:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

    Re: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You also forgot laws that bar US employers from hiring illegals and trade barriers against certain countries ran by brutal dictatorships and laws that bar slavery.
    Laws that bar slavery are a good thing, as slavery distorts the market. Laws that ban hiring illegals, and trade barriers against entire systems of government are a bad thing, as these policies themselves distort the market.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage
    Because imagine how much money we could save if only we would allow manufactures to exploit illegals and starving North Koreans, Cubans and other people living in brutal dictatorships with dirt cheap wages.We let companies go to China,why should Cuba,North Korea or any other similar places be different?
    They shouldn't. We should trade with ALL countries. The only exceptions I would make are for the weapons trade, as it's probably not a good idea to be arming our enemies.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage
    I bet if slavery was legal I bet those businesses would pass the savings onto the consumer instead of pocketing the extra profit margin. The slaves wouldn't technically be working for free I am sure the companies would give them decent food,clothes,roof over their head and perhaps some medical care as well.
    The overwhelming majority of people in Southeast Asia who work in sweatshops for cheap wages are not slaves. They are making a free choice to succeed, and in the process they are growing the economies of their countries. One day they will be just as prosperous as the last wave of countries to get rich, such as Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore.

    I'm not going to say that slavery doesn't happen at all, but it's certainly not common enough to build a trade policy around it. Hell, it happens in this country occasionally.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  10. #20
    Pathetic Douchebag
    Cilogy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Last Seen
    10-10-14 @ 03:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,587

    Re: Americans should be forced to purchase inferior goods at higher prices

    In plain economic terms:

    "Normal goods" are goods which people buy more of when their income is higher or increasing.

    "Inferior goods" are goods which people buy more of when income is lower or decreasing.

    For example, if a normal good were to be a Lamborghini, an inferior good would be a Hyundai.


    In response to the question I would say no, because demand for inferior goods would go down, and then someone on some end loses something.


Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •