Exporting Jobs to China: California Dreamin vs. Protectionism

Adam L Beberg beberg at mithral.com
Tue Oct 21 12:31:41 PDT 2003


On Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at 12:12  PM, R. A. Hettinga wrote:

> What America needs in order to deal with the China threat is the 
> flexibility to rapidly develop new high-end industries that China 
> doesn't have the knowledge or the skill to compete with.

Only China graduates as many engineers every year as America does, and 
they are just as cheap as the assembly line workers. Not to mention 
they don't grow up spending all their time on video games and TV until 
around 16 when they realize they should try to get into college, so 
they aren't stupid as hell.

So America can't compete there either. And that CEO is only one of 
thousands doing the same thing.

No, one word more then any other defines America going forward, and 
that word is Aging. Aging obsolete infrastructure, aging population, 
aging ideas. All of which are far more damaging then some taxes in 
California.

- Adam L. Beberg - beberg at mithral.com
   http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/



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