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Well, it's that the value of the individual human life has been diminished.
People are literally disposable to the people in control of government and the economy.
And when you treat people like disposable drones, they'll begin to exhibit behavior that mimics this. People are behaving in crazy ways to lash out against he marginalization they're feeling.
When a CEO makes 937% more than their average employee it makes you think -- is the CEO worth 937% more? Is that one man or woman's life worth 937% more to the planet Earth?
Keer Group, a Chinese yarn-maker, is investing $218 million in a factory in South Carolina. Another Chinese manufacturer, JN Fibers, is investing $45 million in the state. And Indian company called ShriVallabh Pittie is investing $70 million in a yarn-spinning plant in nearby Sylvania, Ga. The changes are happening in other industries and locations, as well: Chinese auto glass maker Fuyao is investing in a $230 million production facility in Ohio, and Chinese acquirers are expanding manufacturing capacity at Cirrus Aviation in Minnesota and Nexteer Automotive in Michigan.
An index created by Boston Consulting shows how much the difference between the cost of manufacturing something in the United States and making the same thing in China has narrowed. In 2004, a good that could be made for a dollar in the United States could be manufactured in China for 86.5 cents. One decade later, that $1 product in the United States would cost 95.6 cents to make in China — not a whole lot of savings.
Americans are still making far more in wages than Chinese manufacturing workers. Adjusted for productivity, Chinese factory workers made $12.47 an hour last year, a little more than half of what American workers made, $22.32 an hour, according to figures from the Boston Consulting Group.
The chart below, from Boston Consulting Group, shows how the competitiveness of manufacturing in China and Russia has changed over the past 10 years. Even when adjusted for productivity, Chinese manufacturing wages have risen by 187 percent over the decade. Industrial electricity costs have grown 66 percent, while natural gas costs are up 138 percent. In the same time frame, U.S. wages have risen only 27 percent, while natural gas costs have fallen 25 percent, according to Boston Consulting.
originally posted by: projectvxn
In the America you describe, which is accurate, this post will be considered "Heartless" and "demeaning to the poor".
My challenge to those that CAN, BUT WON'T DO, is this:
If you have minimum skills...You get minimum pay and benefits.
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Why do you think the debt is at $18.628 trillion? Obama entered office and the debt was at $10 trillion. He made it increase by 70% since he took office, and he hasn't finished...
The Obama administration is in office to put us in debt and make our former friends enemies, and our enemies make them friends... But the thing is many of these "new friends" are no friends at all. It's a farce. Take for example the relations occurring with Cuba... What makes less sense is that on the one hand Obama wants to make Cuba our friends, yet he labeled the best friend of Cuba as a threat, Venezuela... How does that make ANY SENSE?...