Tuscaloosa, Spartanburg, Mount Vernon

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    hi

    what have these 3 cities in common? They have big factories with lots of employees from german enterprises. The last one, Mount Vernon, was made from ThyssenKrupp.

    Well, you love our products so you´re deeply welcome to have these jobs. The problem I have is: Why du you need foregin investors to build up an new industrial job sector, meanwhile your own companies still scrap one factory after the other?

    I mean, we´re not stupid here in Germany. Not one country in the world survived the big crisis better than we, our economy ist growing as hell and we have the less unemployed people for the last 20 years. And we have this including a health care for everyone and moderate taxes.

    Don´t forget, that we deeply love you. The USA is still the land of our dreams and you won´t find a german person, who thinks really bad about you. But - where the hell is america? When i see pictures from Detroit, it hurts my heart. Yeasterday i´ve seen in TV that the last steel factory of Portland closes...and then they showed the thousands of homeless people in the streets.

    I mean, this doesn´t fit. Why can we give you one new factory after the other, meanwhile you´re still scrapping down your owns?
     
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    Many thought provoking questions, and a very good first post. Thanks for a good post!
     
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    The short answer is that an American economist named Fisher came up with idea of automatic stabilizers in 1910 and using them destroys savings. By the way culturally we are English speaking Germans descended primarily from Celtic speaking Irish ancestors and about half of us have some real Americans ancestry.
     
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    OK, i´ve read some about Irving Fisher. I can´t see a cohesion between his theories and my question. Is he today still popular in the business schools?

    And what do you mean with your people´s diagnostics? What have this to do with my question?
     
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    Just trying to avert some cultural confusion.
     
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    ???????

    Harvard Business School
     
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    Your media shows our homeless in the streets? Our media infrequently does.
     
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    First of all, WE are not allowed to speak about American decay and rotting on the vine. That automatically brands you a traitor, an UnAmerican, and requests for you to leave America immediately follow.

    Corporations of America have found they can outsource their work to slave economies and still sell their products in the USA, which raises their profits. Even our President Bush tells us out sourcing is a good thing, and so factories close and business move away, leaving the unemployed starving Americans.

    And that is what causes more business opportunitys for Germans in America, to fill the industrial complex with your fine & precision made products which are preferred to American capitalist junk & Chinese trinkets.:eusa_angel:
     
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    Well, we have these tendences here too. Many enterprises buildt up dependances in poland, russia or china. And what they do here is hiring underpaid contract workers.

    But i think it´s interesting to see, that this kind of economic thinking doesn´t work: If there is nobody who can buy anything, it´s equal how cheap products are, you´re unable to sell anything. But i´m in fear this takes a while until this awareness finds its way to the heads in harvard.
     
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    As a German you're going to find my next statement chilling:

    BECAUSE OUR NATION IS BEING STABBED IN THE BACK BY OUR RULING CLASS.

    Doesn't that sound vaguely familiar to the complaint that drive Hitler into power?

    That's because it is.

    The world really oughty to be terrible concerned about the growing recogntion of the average American that we are being screwed by our WALL STREET masters.

    Such events often end quite badly not only for the people in that nation, but for the people in the rest of the world, too.

    America is developing into a police state of the have and have nots, amigo.

    Now imagine what happens when average Americans have our backs to the wall.

    Can you say radical solutions?
     

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