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  •  OK, let me try to save this (2+ / 0-)
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    Crider, happymisanthropy

    Um ... if our leaders weren't selling us out, we'd still be following Alexander Hamilton's "American system" of protective tariffs and a national investment bank promoting physical (and educational) infrastructure to spur private economic activity and a competitive and innovative workforce, all guided by a national economic policy like we had up through Nixon.  All of which China does.

    Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

    by Visceral on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 02:44:26 PM PST

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    •  If the public refused (1+ / 0-)
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      to buy anything that wasn't made in America they wouldn't get away with it.

      •  protective tariff would make the public irrelevant (0+ / 0-)

        You can't blame the average American for robotically buying whatever's cheapest, most available, and/or most familiar ... like they did in colonial times since all the industry was back in Europe.  You can blame the people who are supposed to have a stake in the American economy seeing as they own it!

        It gets worse since a lot of this stuff simply isn't "Made In America" anymore.  We're back full circle where we need a policy to [re]build American manufacturing from scratch.  And stuff from Saipan sweatshops can also be labeled "Made In America" since the Marianas Islands are a territorial possession of the US.

        Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

        by Visceral on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 03:09:29 PM PST

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