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  •  Isolationism is no answer in global economy. (0+ / 0-)

    Innovation is the answer. One of our best exports is the film industry and entertainment in general. Things like free speech and expression in the United States along with exciting diversity has made the US the entertainment capital of the world.

    In the same vein we have to take advantage of our freedom and liberty to innovate and be the fountain of new ideas.

    The reason low skill jobs are going overseas is because they are low skill and therefore low pay. Americans want high skill and high pay.

    It will not do to simply make low skill jobs high paying because what business will thrive doing that?

    Innovation not isolation is the key and pushing green jobs and energy is one way to do that. Pushing farther and faster on tech jobs and the like is another.

    But to think we can isolate in this global economy and pay people high skill wages for low skill work is a fantasy.

    The first rule of government should be "Do no harm." The urge to act can frustrate the desire to help.

    by Common Cents on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:45:25 AM PST

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    •  Tariffs have worked for (0+ / 0-)

      centuries to stimulate internal this innovation of which you speak. Why do you think they won't work now? The US currently has little by way of manufacturing these days, mainly because we have encouraged the free trade mechanism by which the other nations on the globe destroy our economy--businesses seek the lowest labor costs if they have no brakes to their doing so.
      We can, and should, isolate ourselves, because we are among the very few countries with the resources and heritage to be able to take advantage of being isolated. The pendulum has swung too far to "free" for us to survive as we have for most of our history; it has to swing back before we are completely denuded of all possible strengths. The "global economy" is killing our country, because we were on top and had the farthest to fall in the race to the bottom.

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:53:49 AM PST

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