Why Amazon couldn’t make a Kindle here if it wanted to

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    We're pretty much screwed.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/08/17/why-amazon-cant-make-a-kindle-in-the-usa/
     
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    Wait until the day comes when we need to ramp up production here to defend ourselves in another world war. Then we are really screwed.
     
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    That article makes no sense.

    If anyone wanted to make any of that here they could. The technology to make all that stuff is not restricted by geography. Also, Apple does all of its manufacturing in China at Foxconn, which supposedly drives people to suicide.
     
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    Not really. We've got enough companies invested in arming us for said world war right now, and there is no such war on the horizon. Not that it's likely that we'll have any business being in this world war, but if history is any guide we'll find ourselves mixed in somehow.
     
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    Only if we allow ourselves to be. I mean you did read the 4th in the series? Note a very limited government involvement with one of those bucking the trend?
     
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    It may sound utopian but Americans could change this if they had the will. Buy American made and complain when it isn't American made. Much of the technology was created here but the need to please the market and the corporate honchos has made cheap labor the panacea for profit. Consider a company like Nike that makes most of it profits here but makes nothing here, stop buying their stuff and you'd see some change. We will never return to the 40's and 50's but we can surely do better. How many here drive an America car made here?

    "Because Ford, GM and Chrysler conduct far more of their research, design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly work in the U.S. than foreign automakers do, buying a Ford, GM, or Chrysler supports almost three times as many jobs as buying the average foreign automobile. Some comparisons are even more striking. Buying a Ford supports 3.5 times more jobs than buying a Hyundai. Comparing a Honda and a Hyundai? Buying a Honda supports more than 2 times more jobs."

    GM versus Toyota

    http://www.levelfieldinstitute.org/files/scorecards/GM_v_Toyota.pdf

    Ford v Toyota

    http://www.levelfieldinstitute.org/files/scorecards/Ford_v_Toyota.pdf
     
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    Read that first word of the article "decades". So, that pretty much fucks the left wing argument that it's all down to Bush.
     
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    I suppose all this serves to prove is that a sound, indigenous manufacturing industry (relative self-sufficiency) underpins a country's economy and world standing. China makes shit (lots of shit, in fact) and is steaming ahead of those who've switched to service-based economies. Service-based economies trade on assurances and promises. Economies that are rooted in manufacturing trade in tangible goods that you can physically see. If you can't see the advantages of the latter without it being explained, then you aren't in tune with basic human understanding.
     
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    Once a day, I pick a battle with an idiot.

    Would it KILL you to not partisan hack a thread. Just one.
     
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    Actually the Apple part is the only part that does not make sense.
    The rest is spot on.
     

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