Originally Posted by ThrashZone
It has always been and always will be a buyers market pity a lot of people don't realize it.
Yeah, we are used to the subsidized cheap overseas labor price to bring us the prices we are currently paying for, which these huge companies are making record profits for. The true cost of goods will never be seen as they aren't manufactured here. That $200 iphone in manufacturing costs, being sold for $1000, profits $800 for Apple, each. I bet if it were made in the US, likely cost $800 to make, and Apple surely can't price it higher than what the average American would pay nowadays to hold the same profit margin, so it wouldn't be $2000; they'd have to take a lower profit. But you know darn well they won't do that as their investors wouldn't be happy and tank their stock value.
Originally Posted by skupples
china good @ things, society building and liberty? not one of them... (they can build some awesome cities though
america has also failed miserably in these categories for the last 20 years.
China has been building cities during their boom, but they can't get people to live in them. So it really counts for nothing when you have lingering ghost cities all over the country. You're right, America has been stagnant for 2 decades with crumbling infrastructure where money given to states have been laundered elsewhere to pet projects instead of their intended projects; even so, the money would be wasted anyway - see California's high speed train to nowhere, there's so much corruption and laundering it isn't even funny. It's time to change that.
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Last edited by bucdan; 09-24-2019 at 01:35 PM.