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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Also, it seems like a lot of German companies and probably those of other countries too are moving their bases to where they can run less expensively and leaving behind the staff they lay off, to go on the German unemployment register.

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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Yep - all that.

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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I do agree with unions out pricing labor but it's just more efficient to have people overseas make this stuff.
    We can build more technically superior, valuable things.
    That's why I mentioned having an education because we need more engineers and technicians in complicated tech fields.

    Plumping, electrical, HVAC are still viable.
    Carpentry can be so-so depending on the specific field but you are right in many instances.
    You also have to remember that people now spend more money on luxuries.
    Subscription television services, internet and other things people 20-50 years ago didn't enjoy, adds to the total cost of living.
    Not to mention the loads of debt people are putting themselves into.
    One project that would put hundreds of scientists, electrical, chemical and mechanical engineers back to work is to make a concerted effort to find out how the human body really works. Throw out all the old theories, books, papers and start from scratch. Of course it could end up like the goose who laid golden eggs, or it may bring even more mysteries to light.

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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Yep. We are our own worst enemy in this regard. Unfortunately, I know of no way to fix the trend that wouldn't make things much worse.
    It's not that difficult. We just have to pass a law that any American company must follow American labor laws no matter where in the world they have their manufacturing facilities. That means they have to follow the same wage, environmental and labor laws anywhere they are. They can't pay Chinese children a few pennies to make things, then spill toxic waste into the river. It'll make it unprofitable to go overseas and they'll bring their operations back home.
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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It's not that difficult. just have to pass a law that any American company must follow American labor laws no matter where in the world they have their manufacturing facilities.at means they have to follow the same wage, environmental and labor laws anywhere they are. They can't pay Chinese children a few pennies to make things, then spill toxic waste into the river. It'll make it unprofitable to go overseas and they'll bring their operations back home.
    That is a great idea. We compete with US companies all the time and anything the US does to increase their costs is great for us.

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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It seems to me that the very reason our growth in wages has been poor is because of overseas competition. We have now become a part of the global economy, and our economic system in general can't compete. We import cheap Chinese (and other) good because the general population wants cheap stuff Actually, they want goods that are affrdable..f. American corporations and manufacturers can't compete with cheap wages overseas, so their only viable option is to ship the manufacturing overseas so that Americans will buy their goods. In going global, we have really screwed ourselves in a way. People can't find good jobs here, because they want cheap crap, but they don't want to pay fellow Americans to produce it.
    And we cannot compete very well as our CEOs, executives, many others are overpaid. When the rest of the world catches up, then things will "balance" and "overpaid" will be a thing of the past.
    This change will take time, and will be painful for some.

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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    I voted for 1) Both, 2) Our greed, 3) Other.
    By other I meant the complete indifference to work as a means of earning a living, as opposed to expectation that the Government will provide everything I will need to live and then pay for my Burial/Cremation expenses.

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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    I really don't understand how Obama is getting blamed for the unemployment rates and bad economy, he inherited Bush's mess..the verdict is still out though on how well his plans will have worked.

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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    I really don't understand how Obama is getting blamed for the unemployment rates and bad economy, he inherited Bush's mess..the verdict is still out though on how well his plans will have worked.
    No it's not Obama's fault that the economy tanked.
    Not at all.

    There are things he and congress can do to restore confidence in the market but they aren't doing it.
    That's where his fault is.
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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It seems to me that the very reason our growth in wages has been poor is because of overseas competition. We have now become a part of the global economy, and our economic system in general can't compete. We import cheap Chinese (and other) good because the general population wants cheap stuff. American corporations and manufacturers can't compete with cheap wages overseas, so their only viable option is to ship the manufacturing overseas so that Americans will buy their goods. In going global, we have really screwed ourselves in a way. People can't find good jobs here, because they want cheap crap, but they don't want to pay fellow Americans to produce it.
    Import comparative advantage has helped fuel an increase in real wages (although it has not occurred in an equitable fashion). Do you really believe happy meal toys being made in the US is a positive for current and future growth outlooks?
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