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RE: Outsourcing - light commercial and high end residential
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: Outsourcing - light commercial and high end residential
- From: "Bill Allen" <T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net>
- Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 10:10:18 -0800
You almost made me cry :o).
Hooray for free trade and capitalism!
From: Pankaj Gupta
December 19, 2003 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: Outsourcing - light
commercial and high end residential
Dennis Wish wrote
When are we going to wake up and
start to fight back to protect our livelihood? My wife ordered a pair of
shoes for me and the label said made in China – I returned the
shoes. Then I looked at the shoes we bought at the mall – Hush Puppies.
Again, made in China but now its too late for me to take them back (I’ve had them
for a month and never checked the label). My wife told me that Dexter makes
shoes in the U. S. and I asked her to go with me to find Dexter. If this is what it
takes, I am starting to pay more attention – I only hope it’s not
Dennis if your ideology and philosophy is adopted and applied by the US government
consistently for 30 years, US will certainly transform from being the
wealthiest nation to somewhere sandwiched between Sudan & Myanmar. But
thankfully (not for me but for the citizens of US) they won't adopt it.
And also sometimes you should give a thought about how so
may jobs and so much of wealth exists in US which you want to retain
trade ......hint...hint...WTO/GATT ....
It is your wish (no pun intended), you can buy American
shoes which might cost 3 times the Chinese ones, and so on with everything you
buy, till your budget exceeds your income, so you will have to hike up
your fee in order to survive. But how will you be able to manage that with the
average fee actually going down due to the market's trend of outsourcing. And
it won't help if everybody else in US starts following your idealogy too,
because then that would become the reason for US ending up sandwiched
between Sudan & Myanmar, because French, British et al would still be
buying Chinese shoes.
There are some issues which cannot be wished away, but
rather they need a new perspective and a creative approach to tackle them. And
I am sorry to say your perspective is as old as Karl Marx and your
approach as old as Mahatma Gandhi. While these worked for them since these were
new & creative solutions at that time for those particular problems, but
they won't work for you, as you have a new problem. So think ... think new
..... do what America is known for ....and not what it
has always abhorred (& fought so many wars to remove from the face of this