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Pankaj –

 

You almost made me cry :o).

 

Well said.

 

Hooray for free trade and capitalism!

 

Regards,

 

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)

V/F (949) 248-8588

San Juan Capistrano, CA

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-----Original Message-----
From: Pankaj Gupta [mailto:3.sol(--nospam--at)spectranet.com]
Sent:
Friday, December 19, 2003 9:32 AM
To:
seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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 too late.

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 ......hint...hint...capitalism  ......hint...hint...free 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 earth).

 

Regards

 

Pankaj Gupta

Structures Online

India