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  •  in fairness. . . . (3+ / 0-)
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    merrywidow, Roadbed Guy, FG

    About one-third of China's entire economy (and over half its exports) is owned by foreign corporations, including American.

    Turnabout is fair play.

    The rest of the world is doing to us what we did to IT for half a century.  And NOW we've decided that we don't like it . . . .

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 09:44:28 AM PST

    •  That's contorted logic... (1+ / 0-)
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      unfangus

      You're talking about multi-nationals writing free trade deals in the United States so they could go to a Fasco-communist authoritarian state and open up factories there.

      That's not quite the same thing as a corporation based in a Fasco-communist authoritarian state buying up land in Wisconsin... oh wait, I forgot we have Scott Walker, so maybe it is ;)

    •  The mistake there... (0+ / 0-)

      Is assuming that corporations care that they're "American"

      Those who support banning cocaine are no better than those who support banning cheeseburgers

      by EthrDemon on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 12:37:39 PM PST

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    •  "doing to us what (we) did to them... (0+ / 0-)

      ...is a hell of a stretch...when in fact WE, is peons had little if any decision making power effecting corporate business.  Also, in many instances owning businesses/factories in China is some what a loose term as many local and regional gov't require partial Chinese ownership/control. Maybe changed by now but probably not by much.

      Our nations quality of life is based on the rightousness of its people.

      by kalihikane on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 04:25:36 PM PST

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