Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
You would think that members of unions, (did I ever say that I hate unions)….would feel more strongly that severe job loss was because of jobs going to China.
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But, that is not the case.
52% of the general public feels severe job loss is China’s fault.
Just 5% more of union households think so. (57%)
33% of the general public feel moderate job loss is China’s fault.
Compare to that 35% of union households think so.
Still well over 80% of both groups think that job loss, severe or moderate, is due to China’s influence.
I think it is because America can not make something cheap and of good quality enough to keep the jobs here. Too many people want more money for doing less work and THOSE NUMBERS do NOT add up.
What do you think?
Sounds like China needs to think of new ways to keep their economy booming and their workforce employed. They just can’t rely on the United States for manufacturing jobs.
I have a different opinion about way our jobs are being exported. Businesses have lost their loyality to their employees and just want cheap labor at any cost. The desire to cut costs superscedes any social responsiblity they may have had to the workers that once made them great. The proof is in the stagnent real wage growth of the middle class and the 7% decline in lower income brackets. We top executive wages are reaching record highs.
This is a very short myopic view on the part of businesses in the US. Whose going to be left to buy their goods in a service oriented economy?
These are good points. Americans are too short sighted.
It comes from being too young (as a country)…The Asian countries have learned through time the benefits of being patient and forging relationships and finding a balance.
America will learn, but most likely, the hard way.
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