[Homestead] oil was:Political
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 13 16:59:08 EST 2006
Don Bowen wrote:
> Making sure we out pollute China is not necessarily the right way to
> approach the problem. Their population of 1.2 billion is a problem
> waiting in the wings as they want to catch up with us.
Oh I know and I agree, just making a point.
> A couple of data items from today. Ford motor company announced that
> it was ahead of schedule to trim employees by 75,000. Toyota
> announced it was ahead of schedule to build three new plants by 2009
> in order to increase production by 450,000 units a year for the
> burgeoning China and India markets. China's 1.2 billion and India's
> 900 million population all want the same TVs, refrigerators, and cars
> they see the west as having.
Yeah, China and India are mushrooming demand markets.
If we approached manufacturing today the way we did in the 1940's,
1950's and 1960's, we could keep up, I think. It just won't happen,
though, for a variety of reasons. Labor costs, trade agreements,
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