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Old Today, 02:32 PM
 
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maybe you want more money sucked out of your pay check for goods than need be because we are not efficient at producing many things but many would disagree with you . there are countries all over the world that do things better and more efficiently then anyone else at the moment . as consumers we benefit from that efficiency .

perhaps you like paying more than you should for less quality .
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maybe you want more money sucked out of your pay check for goods than need be because we are not efficient at producing many things but many would disagree with you . there are countries all over the world that do things better and more efficiently then anyone else at the moment . as consumers we benefit from that efficiency .

perhaps you like paying more than you should for less quality .

As I said, it's not really about manufacturing "efficiency" as much as slave wages and lax environmental standards. Liberals like to "sock it to" the corporations by mandating they pay "living wages" and benefits and provide health insurance and implement OSHA standards and conform to ADA and install environmentally friendly machines and pay high taxes and so on, then put it on those manufacturers for not being able to compete with that Malaysian plant paying kids a dollar a day and dumping toxic water into the river.



Forget tariffs, we should apply salary gap and environmental gap offset fees. If US wage is $15/hr and Malaysian wage is $2/hr that's $13/hr. If a widget takes an average .5 unit hours that's a $6.50 gap fee. Completely erases any advantage of shopping regions for cheapest labor.
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Forget tariffs, we should apply salary gap and environmental gap offset fees. If US wage is $15/hr and Malaysian wage is $2/hr that's $13/hr. If a widget takes an average .5 unit hours that's a $6.50 gap fee. Completely erases any advantage of shopping regions for cheapest labor.
Adjusted by average COL in Malaysia, you're likely back to zero.

None of these values exist in a vacuum. And the "solutions" exist only in the tiny minds that want to bring back 1955 if it kills us.
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