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November 11, 2009

Why Chinese Goods Cost Less

-- by Dave Johnson

This is what "externalizing" pollution costs looks like: Amazing Pictures, Pollution in China | ChinaHush

Posted by Dave Johnson at November 11, 2009 10:37 AM


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Middle ground twixt you and I??

Jeffrey Sachs

"The Republican alternative is equally fatuous. For every problem there is a single Republican answer: tax cuts. Simple arithmetic reveals the stunning shortsightedness of this proposition. The federal government collects about 17 per cent of GDP in tax revenues. That roughly equals the outlays on social security, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans’ benefits, defence and interest payments on debt.

All the rest – roads, rail, clean energy, science and technology, diplomacy, international disease control, space, education, job training, water, transport, courts, poverty relief, homeland security, conservation, climate adaptation – is financed on borrowed money. All of these critical areas are underfunded, which hinders productivity, national security and private investment...."

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/15c18868-ce2f-11de-a1ea-00144feabdc0.html

Posted by: Mace [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 11, 2009 2:28 PM

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