09 November 2010

It's all China fault part 2

Which sums pretty much what I've been saying for a while now. If you are in the USA buy made in USA. UK buy made in UK! And stop buying the shit that comes out of China these days. Stop supporting the companies say Walmart which send American jobs overseas. Although in the short term it may well cost you a few more $$. In the long term those $$ you save are at the cost of some other poor sod's job. TCG is of course not exactly innocent in this, using his dell (made in Ireland though) and a Toshiba as well as riding a Japanese motorbike. However at least the people and factories in Japan are at a similar living standard and wage level.

On that note this may well correct itself over time, seeing as China's economy has only benefited the few (quelle surprise) look at the Gini coefficient and China looks like an M shaped society. Which TBH can only end in drowning in inflation as the large numbers of Chinese exploited demand more money and want part of the pie. Just like their Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese fellows had. Or you get civil strife.


  1. Is it possible to support China's "ant" population? (Young, talented people who have no hope of getting work)
    I think there's a lot of economic hypocrisy out there. People who scream and yell about how awwwwfullllll it is that China manufactures 99% of goods sold in the US then promptly turn around, and buy from Wal-Mart, who bought from China. And if you call them out on it, they'll blubber about "BUT BUT CHEAPEST!!!!"
    Yeah, Chinese made is cheap because of some rather bitter realities in our two countries. To expect to buy American and to pay less is expecting to have your cake and eat it too.
    As a Buddhist proverb goes, "The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives."

  2. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to find American made products anymore? Especially in America? Its gotten sad. Maybe I'll open a store that only sells products made in America as a sales ploy. Not this economy though.

    Whenever Im in Wal-Mart or a dollar store with my friends I sometimes like to like to play a game to see who can find something thats American made.