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Old 08-13-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Interesting article from the Financial Times

FT.com / Comment / Analysis - America: A new way forward
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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Interesting article from the Financial Times

FT.com / Comment / Analysis - America: A new way forward
I doubt it -- but let's split this up, first -- Building a product for export for folks who have money -- that part is fine.

But the product -- Jets -- Oil Burners, as it were.

Kansas would be better off adding something like Butanol (four carbon renewable aircraft fuel) to the line up so that when Oil goes back up, their sales will not collapse due to high fuel costs.

"Sustainable" is a full system level concept and design process -- not just partial hacks that work for some folks, in some places, some of the time.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Default Can Kansas save the US economy ?

"If you build it, they will come..."
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Well this is an easy question to answer.....Nope...Kansas can't save the US economy.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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I doubt it -- but let's split this up, first -- Building a product for export for folks who have money -- that part is fine.

But the product -- Jets -- Oil Burners, as it were.

Kansas would be better off adding something like Butanol (four carbon renewable aircraft fuel) to the line up so that when Oil goes back up, their sales will not collapse due to high fuel costs.

"Sustainable" is a full system level concept and design process -- not just partial hacks that work for some folks, in some places, some of the time.

The problem with manufacturing almost anything is that in the world we now live in at some point in time some part of the world some country is bound to be able to do the same thing that is done in America and do it cheaper.

Also there is a limited market for airplanes and the market tends to be cyclical.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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HA HA, I lived in Kansas in the past. Wichita, the hub of manufacturing output in KS, is hardly what I would call a "thriving economy." Population growth has grown far faster than job growth. No, Kansas is not even on the radar screen as far as the national economy goes and never will be. JOCO, a suburban county of the Kansas City metro area is about the only area of the state that has a long-term track record of generating good paying jobs. It has a very "corporate" feel similar to any large suburban area of the country.
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