A better way to track trade

  • Article by: EDITORIAL , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: January 22, 2013 - 11:01 AM
  • 4
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 4 of 4
evldedJan. 22, 1311:10 AM

We have everything we need to dominate the world in manufacturing quality long-lasting good right here in America. Except the will of the corporate sector to make it happen. They'd rather undercut your wages, or send your job to china so they can keep everything they haven't truly earned.

9
4
justindogJan. 22, 1312:14 PM

I would dispute these claims. I work for a major corporation here in Minneapolis and what they are not addressing in this article are the raw materials being imported into the US to create the finished goods consumed here. The amount of raw materials being produced in the US pale in comparison to the raw materials being produced in Asia for a fraction of the price. I do see this changing with wages increasing in Asia, but the simple fact is that the difference this data would make would be negligible at best.

5
0
stolaf80Jan. 22, 1312:17 PM

American consumers send jobs away, not corporations. Americans have shown over and over again that they will not pay more for the same product made in the USA. This includes Union members. So your choice as a corporation is to bring your items to market at the lowest cost, or go out of business.

3
5
getcrazyJan. 22, 1312:41 PM

This is a farce. The tariffs for importing raw materials into the United States in some cases is more than the costs of producing and importing finished products into the United States. There are things I would like to manufacture here but unfortunately the cost of getting raw materials from outside the country are more expensive than I can buy the product as a finished good on a retail shelf in a store. This is true no matter how much bulk I purchase. The article is a farce.

3
4
  • 1 - 4 of 4

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

  • about opinion

  • The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.

  • Submit a letter or commentary
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT