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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Many communities are able to recover. Many communities are able to rebound from losing manufacturing. Funny that you mention two Japanes companies that build their cars in the South



    Well except that we're the World's largest economy.
    As a US merchant Sea Man I can tell you we leave US ports mostly empty and come back fully loaded. How does that help the US economy? Our main export is food. The US auto industry is dead. The textile industry is dead. The steel industry is dead our ship building industry is on life support due to the Jones act but it is fading fast. Same with the air lines. Still there but fading.

    We are in debt up to our ears with China. They are loaning us back the money we spent building “ thier” economy. If Globalization is going to work then it should be implemented gradually rather than a mad rush out the door to take advantage of cheap labor.

    Besides that most companies say it is not the cost of labor that causes them to leave but rather the strict government regulations and taxes. As has already been mentioned the environmental impact of the companies that have re located outside the US has been devastating. It is not just cheap labor they looking for but also they have no desire to spend the money to be responsible for environmental or safety concerns.

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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Not saying you are, but you're looking at this issue like one. You see one group benefiting by taking most of our manufacturing jobs and say that this means that we're getting hurt, that outsourcing is a zero-sum game. History shows that liberalizing trade has significantly helped, and tarrifs have hurt. We are losing jobs because of the recession. Outsourcing, at worst hasn't affected wages or or unemployment enough to bring either in the wrong direction.
    Our group(Americans) means more to me then the whole entire world combined.
    liberalizing trade has helped in the past but there isnt enough history to back your claims up of certainty.
    Today we see that free unfair trade is deeply hurting the US, now I am not talking about being a protectionist nation and closing our trade, but I want to look at whats going on and make changes that would benefit the US people. Fair trade not free trade, a free market relys on fairness where everyone has the same opportunity, what we have today is reverse flow of growth.

    I support stronger border protection as well because of the strain it puts on public services. Illegal immigration may be damaging to workers in fields like agriculture, that's why people move to other fields that suit them and the economy better.
    man you just dont know, I am in IT and me and my fellow American workers are out of jobs and have a hard time finding ones, because of the import of cheaper Indian workers. Its not just unskilled jobs being lost, and in a nation of 350 million people we cant all have non manual labour gigs. So you are ok with American jobs being taken by foriegners, who take their earnings back to their nations. You are defending the powerful corporations and foriegners at the expence of your own people. SHAMEFUL.


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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Globalization is key to becoming a Type 1 civilization

    Kardashev scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I prefer the Klignon method.


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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    No mean the electronics industry in the West and the car manufacturing that goes on in the South
    You mean the Toyota and Honda plants in the South?
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I am almost surrounded by new car manufacturers and parts manufacturers.

    The U.S. still has a lot of industry and more that is moving to us.
    My company is closing production in California and expanding production in my home state.

    Honda, Suzuki, Toyota, VW, Kia in Middle Georgia, and on and on.
    A lot of these guys have just opened shop on top of that.
    You notice that every single company you listed is foreign owned, right?
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You notice that every single company you listed is foreign owned, right?
    They are publicly traded companies on the NYSE and they are investing in the states, there is nothing wrong with that at all.

    At the same time Ford and GM are building production facilities outside of the U.S.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    They are publicly traded companies on the NYSE and they are investing in the states, there is nothing wrong with that at all.

    At the same time Ford and GM are building production facilities outside of the U.S.
    Indeed they are but they remain American car companies no matter where their cars are built because they are owned and operated by American companies. Toyota, no matter where their cars are built, remains a Japanese company, Kia, no matter where their cars are built, remains a Korean company.

    Just because we have a worldwide economy doesn't mean all companies are magically non-national.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    i support globalization in terms of international trade and markets

    but i am very strongly against any kind of political or monetary globalization

    that is i have nothing against using products made in Japan, Germany and China as long as my government and that of China are completely independent and so are our currencies

    what did the fathers say ? - trade with all nations, alliance with none. that was the best strategy then and its the best strategy now.

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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    i support globalization in terms of international trade and markets

    but i am very strongly against any kind of political or monetary globalization

    that is i have nothing against using products made in Japan, Germany and China as long as my government and that of China are completely independent and so are our currencies

    what did the fathers say ? - trade with all nations, alliance with none. that was the best strategy then and its the best strategy now.
    We're not talking about one world government. That would belong in the "conspiracy theories" section.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    We're not talking about one world government. That would belong in the "conspiracy theories" section.
    Have you never been to Europe then.
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