Originally posted by Rasputin13
The difference is that we've always done it on the straight and narrow.
- You have got to be kidding us, right?
You're joking, hmmm?
We didn't pay our people rediculously low wages
- The decades old fashion for imports/outsourcing is just what then, hmmm?
How about the decades old pressure to keep commodity prices at rock bottom - or are ultra low wages only your concern when it's within the US?
purposely continue to undervalue our currency to manipulate the markets
- Riiiiiiight; that's what all that business about establishing the US dollar as the world's currency after WW2 was all about then, hmmm?
Never mind the US's economy and the wildly variable fundamentals (things like the persistant vast debt, which doesn't actually support it's value)
just make sure the globe uses it to trade almost every resource worth anything and 'it'll all be ok', hmmm?
have absolutely no respect for copyright laws and intellectual property rights, and so on.
- So are you saying that a world where every
piece of "intellectual property" is available only at a cost and laden with conditions for its
useage (no matter how petty) is just sooooo much better, eh?
There is nothing wrong with competition in the international economic market- its the cornerstone of our capitalist free economy.
- Americans tend to love 'free markets' (despite there never actually ever being any such thing and there never ever going to be) when they go
But what isn't fair is China's cheating and manipulation to get ahead.
- As if the US doesn't have a reputation for corporate and governmental corruption and international bribery (cheating and manipulation, eh)?
It's nothing new or too surprising, when anyone else does it you howl the place down but are blind to when your guys do it.
(....and yes it makes a difference, the individual national aero industries of Europe were pretty much destroyed by the 'political leaning' in
conjunction with the scandelous corporate behaviour of the US aero industry in the 60's.
Jobs, families, potential.
Not nice is it?)
They'll actually sell products at a loss, and it makes no difference to them because of their Communist funding.
- I think you'll find plenty of US companies have connections and invest in these companies.
The idea that they get lavish funding from the Chinese communist party gov is pretty far from the mark.
(What ever happened to the idea of old inefficient clapped out command economies then, hmmm? Suddenly the communist way is a cheating leg-up to better
the US economy? As if.
IIRC many Chinese industries have had their gov funding cut as they pursue a much more western economic program (as they have done since the
What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong. I'm not saying that our government is a bunch of Saints, but we've seen that China will
go to great lengths to lie, cheat and steal just to get ahead in the world.
- So, quite a lot like the USA in their own way then, hmmm?
......and if you think the Chinese are "ahead" (or anywhere near close) and that the average standard of living of an American verses a Chinese
person is not the huge disparity that it is (in favour of the US citizen) I think you need to really think again.
[edit on 7-11-2005 by sminkeypinkey]