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  •  It cost them the most lucrative private markets (1+ / 0-)
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    If you willing to pay for the really good stuff, you have to buy it from Germany or Japan. US Steel is still hiding behind subsidies, tariffs and barriers rather than telling its shareholders to hold their breath while it retools its factories and retrains.

    They may finally be getting better in response to customer demand, I don't know. But it's never a good sign when a company cedes the lucrative markets because it's afraid of the upfront investment cost.

    Government is not instituted for the good of the governor, but of the governed; and power is not an advantage, but a burden. -Algernon Sidney

    by James Robinson on Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 09:08:27 AM PST

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