On Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:57:05 AM UTC-5, Ed Huntress wrote:
They're hoping to accomplish
I saw in the paper that Hyundai is now planning on opening two new automotive plants in China. Previous plans were for just one more plant in addition to the three plants they already have in China.
On Thu, 1 Jan 2015 08:09:43 -0800 (PST), " email@example.com"
They're basing those plans on anticipated growth of consumer markets
in China. Let's hope they're right. Wages are increasing pretty
rapidly and that will slow their exports down while building a
domestic consumer market. That's the best of all outcomes for the rest
of us, from South Korea to Europe to the United States.
On Thursday, January 1, 2015 1:54:01 PM UTC-5, Ed Huntress wrote:
I think they are basing those plans on the fact that they produce a million cars a year in China now and could sell more.
GM currently makes and sells three million cars a year in China and is expanding so it will be able to make five million a year at the end of this year.
And VW says it is building two new factories in China.
And here is the problem in a nutshell...
To paraphrase Ben Franklin, and I am sure many others:
If we do tomorrow what we did today,
We will get tomorrow what we got today.
We will indeed have increasing problems of systemic
unemployment, increasing alianization, and a perminent
underclass under the current socioeconomic regeime.
Most fortunately, the current economic and political system
[these are highly convoluated] of the United States has
*NOT* been decreed by god, or is it the result of immutable
laws of physics, and indeed it has mutated into its present
form only within the last one or two generations.
"Globalization" [or more exactly the rise of the sovereign
supranational corporation] was formally created only in
1994/5 by the ratification of the NAFTA
http://tinyurl.com/yq9zge and WTO http://tinyurl.com/4bvk7n
treaties, soon to be expanded by the TPP.
One example of the people attempting to gain control of
their socioeconomy are the Spanish.
" MADRID (Reuters) - The sudden rise of a new
anti-establishment party has transformed Spanish politics a
year before a general election, forcing the center-right
government to veer away from austerity and the left-leaning
opposition to scramble for new leaders.
In just a year since its founding, the party "Podemos" - We
Can - has overturned the two party system in place since
Spain embraced democracy in the 1970s. It is now polling
around even with the ruling People's Party (PP) and main
opposition Socialists, and has even led in some polls."
Millions of items are no longer made here because they weren't
profitable enough. Figure that into your agenda.
Is the data actually that, or are they leaving out the fact that
manufacturers stopped building those things here and have all
outsourced for profit, eliminating their costly union-overpaid
employees? It's probably somewhere in the middle, don't you think?
Besides, globalization will happen now that the Djin is out of the
Yeah, since most clothes, appliances, electronics, etc. aren't even
-made- in the USA any more, that's bound to happen.
If you're not buying anything, you have no reason to boycott anyone.
Ask Obama for your rent money, honey. (Or get a job.)
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they
become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety,
Yes the time is right for a new political party to emerge. The current
crop of politicos are out of touch with current technology and whats
comming. They practice 19th century politics in the 21st century, thier
only concern is getting reelected and dieing in office. Term limits would
help in getting people elected that are up to speed with todays realities,
it would also put a big dent in being obligated to thier campain
contributors. Much of the strife we see today is they fault of the voters,
from rigid thinking, basicly they can't see through the BS and deception put
forth by the PACS which is designed to Divide and conquer. Voting based
on emotions or for a personal agenda is the norm these days.
My personal proposal is the we have a none of the above box on every
ballot. If an office goes unfilled we then draft a person from the general
public to fill that office for one election cycle, that person can run for
reelection if they so choose until they reach the term limits of that
office.Using a lottery of registered voters would produce the pool of
and operate like jury selection. They lucky winner would be paid a
sallery that is equal to thier current sallery with a COLA each year
that is equilant to the rate of inflation just like social security. Medical
bennifits would be carried out by the VA. Outlaw PACS. Limit campain
spending. All elected officials shall be subject to any and all laws they
enact, no exemptions. Any and all lobbing shall be done before both
houses when in full session and telivised and archived on the internet.
You're joking right? The average American doesn't even do the labor marchi
ng enough that's required for higher wages. Just look at their shiftless su
periority complexes and laziness. How do you possibly expect them to get u
p from the table of beer for anything else?
Face it, you're stuck with a two party system for longer than you all think
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