Originally Posted by DaClownie
Major changes need to happen in the US in regards to manufacturing in order to entice companies to keep the work here. Personally, as an American, would pay a premium (though not an astronomical premium) for high quality goods built in America, with American parts. This is not a knock to a product built anywhere else by anyone else, but it's a matter of my focus is on helping my country and it's economy first. Kind of disgusting that we have 10%ish of the population of our country unemployed, the large corporations are outsourcing millions upon millions of jobs elsewhere, so they can PROFIT by BILLIONS per year. I just wish it worked that a company would decide to lower their profit margin, and bring these jobs back here.
One can dream.
Nothing will change, many of you seem to lack very basic understanding of competition. No American company can compete with a competitor who has a near slavery. Further, the minute wages become a problem for any company they will look to move if possible, or cut jobs, or cut wages(which works back on them in the form of consumers with less moeny to spend...). This is all very basic. Worse still nothing will ever change, many of you seem to think Humans are machines when they work, as if they step into their jobs and become something akin to a generator, that is not the case and it never will be.
The answer is to create businesses that are RUN by the workers, this is not pie in the sky fantasy. Workers who own their own company are cheaper(cities pay big bucks to lure companies in forms of tax breaks etc, those costs can be 50k+ per job created) to keep in the city, since they live there, they are also far more concerned with the community they live in in general. As I have said before, companies like Mondragon, Evergreen corporation. Think of tech start ups that are run by former IBM employees, etc that created a business they themselves control.
Some of you are very mathematical minded, look at some of the mathematics used to explain our system, they make no sense at all.
An example, when we study gravity we have to abstract things out first to get a very basic understanding, so we strip away everything, and build up on it adding things like planets solar systems etc. Well in Economics, the MINUTE you add ANYTHING to models to explain Capitalism, the model implodes and stops working. It's disturbing. It's irrational, it's disgusting, and it's not serving us at all.