Techies’ diapers in a twist over Trump’s Apple remark

Techies’ diapers in a twist over Trump’s Apple remark

The free market was built for nations, not the world

by Jon Rappoport

January 20, 2016

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

Trump just said he’d force Apple to make their damn computers in America, and this raised a crib-howl from techies. You know, those super-intelligent “humanitarian progressives” who somehow finesse the fact that their cherished gizmos are manufactured in foreign factories where the workers are virtual slaves.

Techies: “Slaves? Just the cost of doing business. We still love everybody.”

For the moment, to avoid ad hominem arguments, let’s forget that Trump made the remark; and let’s also forget that truly free markets don’t exist on a macro scale.

Here is the obvious knock-you-in-the-face truth: you can’t have a level playing field if you allow US companies to go abroad, set up factories in places where their costs are minimal, and export those products back to the US. That kind of operation destroys companies who are making the same products in America, at much higher costs.

This isn’t economics. You don’t need algorithms to figure it out. You don’t need experts to weigh in with their fatuous bloviations. Anybody with three active brain cells can see the truth.

Here is the bottom line: free markets, to the degree they exist, were never designed for international trade. They were designed for national economies.

In order to make international trade work, you have (you had) tariffs. A company abroad, no matter who owns it, can only ship goods into the US for sale if it pays a big fat tax to level the field.

But then it all changed: no-tariff free trade entered the scene. This was the invention of Globalists, whose ambition was to “liberate mega-corporations” from any and all reasonable obligations, so they could roam the world minus any allegiance to their home countries, and basically act as predators.

This is GATT, the WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA, the upcoming TPP, and so on. Treaties.

Let’s say there are 50 companies in the US who make sneakers here. The average cost of a pair is $2. That’s the manufacturing cost. Four of these companies shut their plants in the US and go to China, where they make a pair for 16 cents. They bring all those sneakers back here for sale. What happens to the other 46 American companies who are still making their sneakers here? Get the correct answer and you earn an A in Globalism 101.

The free market wasn’t designed for this kind of commerce.

If you’re a double-talking scuzz-bucket Globalist, you argue: “But you see, people in the US can now buy cheaper sneakers. This is wonderful. It offsets the fact that lots of workers in the US who used to make sneakers are out of work. Those people can be retrained for other jobs…”

If that were true, we would see, on balance, a prospering US economy. But despite Obama’s assurances, we don’t. We see more and more people out of work, or working at part-time low paying jobs. We see more people on digital food stamps (SNAP, EBT). We see some of the 1.5 million Mexican corn farmers, who were bankrupted by NAFTA, which allowed cheap US corn to flood the Mexican market, coming across the border into the US.

Remember, Globalism doesn’t recognize the existence of separate nations. Here is what Zbigniew Brzezinski, David Rockefeller’s chief butler, and Obama’s foreign policy mentor, wrote on that subject in 1969:

“The nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state.”

Yes, “far in advance,” if by that you mean “in order to destroy separate nations.”

Replacing nations, you have elite banks with their invented money, you have financiers, you have mega-corporations— moving in and out of places all over the world, setting up shop, and exporting goods anywhere they choose to, minus tariffs. Nice work if you can get it, and they can. Calling this capitalism or free market is more than a misnomer. It’s a purposeful deception. It’s a long con. It’s a betrayal.

And when the same Globalists talk about planned economies, constructed to make the world a fairer and more equitable place, they’re lying again—because their beloved mega-corporations are the leading edge, the prow of that ship. It’s part of the hustle.

Imagine a guy on a street corner with a little folding table and three shells and one pea. For a few bucks, you can guess which shell has the pea under it, after he quickly moves the shells around. Except the “you” in this equation is the world population, and the fee for guessing is mega-trillions of dollars. Of course, the guess is always wrong, and the guy with the shells and the pea is Mr. Global, and he always wins. This is called Peace, Tranquility, Equality, Greatest Good for the Greatest Number.

Of course, I’m just using the US as an example. The same facts apply to any industrialized nation. The same facts apply to any Third World nation where mega-corporations set up shop.

As long as you have nations who have a semblance of concern about their survival, you don’t have Globalism. Any claim that international trade, minus tariffs, is proper and good and just is a bald faced lie.

It’s setting lions loose to hunt mice in a sealed cage.

Free-market capitalism (aka the open exchange of goods and services for money) was never designed to work on a global scale. Most free-market advocates will never admit that.

You must have tariffs.

Globalists assure us that tariffs are pernicious obstructions to a free and open economy. Translation: tariffs obstruct a world-slave economy they want to control.

Yes, there is a downside in all this. If cell phones and computers for Americans were only made in America, or if they were exported here with added tariffs, they would be more expensive. But you have to weigh that against the overall effect of Globalism: the ripping apart of the American economy, with all its implications.

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A few readers will see beyond what I’ve said so far. They’ll realize that Globalism is actually designed to torpedo the very corporations it’s supposed to be favoring. Through created unemployment, it’s purposefully shrinking the worldwide consumer base. This means, as time passes, that these corporations will experience a vast crunch. To whom will they sell their products?

The corporations don’t want to realize this. They’re in denial about where Globalism is heading. And where is it heading? The Globalists are planning to take us back in time, to far more primitive conditions. That’s their end game. They envision a depopulated future in which the remaining people of Earth, swimming in poverty, will be easier to control.

—Armed to the teeth and protected by robotic armies, possessing the most advanced technologies, feudal princes live high on the hills. Down below, privileged artisans assemble beautiful goods and artifacts for their masters. The poorest of the poor, the untouchables, live far away, in remote areas. Their numbers are diminishing.

The natural landscape of Earth is pristine and pure.

Joy to the “environmentalists.”

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

34 comments on “Techies’ diapers in a twist over Trump’s Apple remark

  1. Nick Parkins says:

    Thanks Jon. That was a very good article.

    I watched The One Show on BBC1 much to my antipcated annoyance the other day. If you haven’t had the pleasure it’s a happy joy-joy magazine type show that preaches the BBC line from the pulpitt of entertainment. Most viewers have their guard down after the nightly news, so it’s potentially quite a dangerous means of indoctrination.

    Anyway, there was a section on mega-corporations not paying tax; which is one of the few obvious benefits of globalization that most people are awake to. BBC presenter Matt Baker, bless him, said, “it’s an interesting one this business tax, because if you want to boost employment you have to get the companies here to give out the jobs.” I don’t know if he was playing devil’s advocate, but to me it sounded like BBC system-speak condoning government reluctance to hit mega-corporations where it hurts. Corporations after all benefit the economy of the countries that they choose to infest. It only right they should get kick-backs to encourage them to stay.

    Truth is we’ve been so disenfranchised from each other we don’t recognise the power that we possess collectively. Surely if it’s OK or understandable as a corporate entity to refrain from paying tax, because it supports and bring value to a ‘prosperous’ economy by investing in jobs, it should be equally logical for us, the people, to refrain from paying tax? On the basis that without people there would be no economy.

    Reductionism in science works for a reason. I’m assuming that such a fundamnetal basis of explaining reality works for economics also.


  2. sneezy67 says:

    Once the king of the mountain has been crowned amongst the very top tier… who will be left to admire their accomplishments ? Maybe their dehumanized robots?

  3. Gary Popken says:

    I sent a link to this page to President Obama. It was worth a try. Of course there are too many greed factors for it to do much good. But who knows.

  4. Nicole says:

    I desperately need to buy a new pair of sneakers. Thank you for reminding me. My shoes have holes worn all the way through the soles, and water is coming in. I’ll put that on my shopping list before I get on the bus today. Just today, I saw a little photo of Wal-Mart with the caption saying, ‘Wal-Mart is closing 256 stores this year’ (or something like that), ‘which means 14 cashiers will now be out of a job.’ Ha ha. I wonder about this trend of big corporations closing stores. Wal-Mart was the one that destroyed so many other decent corporations we used to have, places like JC Penney and Sears, which, I believe, had higher quality products, although I was too young to be shopping for hardware and stuff back then. Now Wal-Mart itself finds its bubble bursting.

  5. CPP says:

    Somehow diapers seem to make sense in the presence of fatuous bloviation.

  6. I have noticed in recent years, the destruction of massive amounts of economic law, or/and the revamping of such laws to suit vampire globalism.

    In the beginning the destruction of the ant-trust laws, the Sherman Act, the Clayton act, the Federal trade commission act of 1914 and on and on and down we go, ripping and tearing to the formation successive destruction of Glass-Steagall and the cutting down of that during the jazz players administration, the snipped and clipped reforms and repeals until the cluster-ejaculation of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), cynically tagged as “glibba”.

    Glib, hmm…insincere and shallow. An understatement.

    The butchery of ad-hoc and addendum to economic law instituted generations ago. To protect against the monopolizing. Fought with blood, by long dead grandfathers, union laws, wage laws, competition laws, fair play laws, made in America laws.

    GATT, the WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA, the upcoming TPP, and the TTIP. These were never treaties, this is pure and simply Vulture Economics in action. Force-feed to the vassal states Princes or should I say Oberstgruppenführers.

    We in Canada have just been releaved of Stephen Harper. Towards the end of his faulty days he was rushing blocs of law zip-packed and encapsulated in a single act through Parliament. Always unopposed; Laws that not only changed environmental fresh water law and made it a commodity, as well as other natural resource laws, but also freedom of speech. But his main thrust was mainly economy Canada, and that benefited immensely his slave masters in Washington and the bankers of Wall Street.
    The cheeky bastard was so arrogant that he even bought billboard ads after the election to thank Canadian voters; they always spend what they do not earn. Meanwhile his ignoring the avalanche of liberal vote was the sign of a public distain.

    The destruction of sovereignty in a nation, is a gutting thing, a cutting away of vitals, it’s a form of plastic surgery that ends in the disgusting disfigurement of the patient.

    On the one hand Heir Oberstgruppenführer Harper tried to ban the sale of a major Canadian Oil drilling corporation to the Chinese, and in next breath he is agreeing to the sell of an extremely successful and prosperous, and treasured Saskatchewan crown corporation, the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) to the Saudi Arabia and one of the largest global seed corporation Bunge; ignoring what they seem to constantly purport; the free and democratic vote… democracy, what a joke; two wolves and lamb having a discussion on what to have for supper.

    Many of these economic laws were built up over generations of parliamentarians working for their constituents, and were undone ever so swiftly with nary a squeak from a supposed position.
    I’m in doubt of whither opposition actually exists anymore…maybe it never did. And I waking up to that fact.

    Here in Canada the signing and bringing into law of NAFTA. I fully understood from the beginning that this was to be the purposeful and methodic destruction of a sovereign economy, and the end of Canada as a country, the destruction of recognized Canadian companies and corporations and economic law, for the likes of the mega corps, the Walmarts of the world. Canada is now an American strip mall.
    Walmart is the poster child of globalism.

  7. pov says:

    “Armed to the teeth and protected by robotic armies, possessing the most advanced technologies, feudal princes live high on the hills.”

    To what end? What would that give the power elites that they don’t already have in spades?

  8. abinico warez says:

    Jon, all you had to say was how do American workers compete with foreign workers that make less than $1 per hour.

    • Mick Green says:

      You compete by educating yourself and keeping your skills up to date. You can either do a different job or do the same or similar job in a better way than the low cost 3rd world worker. People do this everyday. People manufacture clothes in Downtown LA. For example, they do this by 1) making clothes that cater to more affluent people that are willing and able to pay more for the clothes: e.g. high end designer jeans. Also 2) American Apparel has done this by cutting out middle-men and selling directly to consumers via their brick-and-mortar stores and their website.

      People need to take responsibility for themselves and stop trying to depend on government bureaucrats and politicians to raise tariffs to protect their jobs. I compete with IT workers in India from offices in the US. Millions do this everyday.

      What does need to change is the enforcement of humane working conditions and pay for 3rd world workers. That of course is a problem of corruption that needs to be addressed. We need laws passed that do not allow products and services to be imported from companies that do not provide adequate working conditions and fair wages.

  9. From Québec says:

    “Free-market capitalism (aka the open exchange of goods and services for money) was never designed to work on a global scale.” (Jon)

    YES, exactly!

    On the liberal, snobbish and so-called intellectual’s sites on the Internet, everyone is claiming that Donald Trump has no plan to do this. Although he does, he laid it out talking about Ford before. He wants to tax US companies something like 35% of the products cost for those made out of the country. He has a plan, and I honestly think it’s a great one.

    Trump 2016

    • @FQ

      Trump on stage of the Repubican debate on the subject of giving money to political causes…

      “TRUMP: If I ask them, if I need them, you know, most of the people on this stage I’ve given to, just so you understand, a lot of money.

      TRUMP:  I will tell you that our system is broken. I gave to many people, before this, before two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And do you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me. And that’s a broken system.

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What did you get from Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi?”

      (End of excerpt)

      Hmm… I guess bribery works Donald, money talks!
      And you told me he was clean…don’t give us anymore of this he’s the one, he’s gonna do this’ or gonna do that. He will say anything.

      How do you know when a politician is lying?….his lips are moving.

      Trump is the same as any of them. Donald Trump is a liar, an elitist, and a briber, he cares only about money and power. They all care only about money and power.
      To vote is too be a fool.
      Are you a fool?

      • From Québec says:

        Calm down Michael. You are going to blow your neurones…lol!

        When you are a business man, you don’t wan’t to, and don’t have the time to fight petty fights. So, you try to be nice and fair to everybody. You have a business to run. So, you give to everyone, Conservatives, Liberals, Libertarians and Independents. When you need a licence or a permit, you don’t waste time, everyone will be fair with you. This is the art of good deals.

        But, as Trump said, I was then working for my company. But now, I will be working for America, for all Americans. That is a whole different approach, and this is the reasong why I am financing my own campaign, so I will not be obliged by any lobbiests. And I will make great deals for America with other countries,, believe me, we won’t get crew like they are srewing us now.

      • From Québec says:

        “How do you know when a politician is lying?….his lips are moving.” (Michael)

        Ahahahah! Trump is not a politician, he’s a business man.

        “To vote is too be a fool.
        Are you a fool? (Michael.

        Ahahahah! To vote for Hillary, Jeb Bush and others would be foolish.
        But sometimes, an individual , who is a patriot, a succesful entrepreneur and never has been a politician, comes along. He relalises that is country is going down the tube and he thinks he can prevent that from happening.

        Not giving him a chance would be foolish.

        Are you a fool Michael?

        • What you are saying is corruption and bribery works…bullshit.
          Some of us are made of a higher quality. I don’t like learning that about you, that agree, and it is how you put “the art of the deal”, I don’t what art is completely, but I know it is not that.

          I don’t vote and never have…and never will.
          I don’t believe in voting, to vote is to say, I am not capable of running my own life. To vote is to give consent for someone else to rule you.
          I will not give my power away to a fool. I will not give my power away to an illusion.
          I am at the point of leaving this website, and not coming back here. I think have learnt as much as I need to from Jon, hE is a very wuse man… I am on the verge; and considering seriously the possibility of ending the time I waste on the Internet, bantering about ridiculous things that eat up time, in an uncreative way.
          I beginning to understand it as a something not healthy for me.

          Time to go to my new studio, and imagine and create and new and improved reality.
          This…talking to you is a waste of my time. It serves no purpose abd neither you nor I gain anything by it, ii is harden toxic energy.
          I believe you to be a fanatic.
          I on the other hand still have far too many questions that are unanswered.

          And to tell you truth I see myself as a troll, haunting this place

          Take care of yourself.

          • arcadia11 says:

            lol. if you are a troll, michael, then everyone else here must be
            trolls, too. yikes.

            i too have never voted. even if there was someone good enough
            to vote for i wouldn’t. but as it is,
            ‘presidents’ are not elected. they are selected.

            whoever you vote for
            you get
            one of

            there is no such thing
            as a
            rightful king

            i enjoy your comments.


          • From Québec says:

            Unfortunately, Michael, there will always be governments. And those governments will affect your life, whether you like it or not. Like Jon, often say, you have to be able to live in both the Matrix and outside the Matrix.

            “Bad Officials are Elected By Good Citizens Who Do Not Vote” – George Jean Nathan

            Would you prefer that Officials would be imposed on you without your consent, without the right to vote for any of them?

            I wouldn’t. You will say that elections are rigged. Well, yes, they often are. But, in a landslide election, it’s much more difficult to rig it.

            I still believe in the power of the individual. Do you? I believe that one great man could make a huge difference if elected.

            I’m sorry to hear that you want to leave this site and think that it is a waste of time. Exchanging different opinions is very fulfilling. And, I enjoy your poems and your sense of humour.

            I think that the USA is on a very bad slope, right now. I want it to be great again. Because, let’s not kid ourselves, if the USA falls, the whole World will follow. So, I am willing to give it a last chance, with a fearless individual, a patriot, a great entrepreneur. with imagination, creativity and skills to lead the country to a better future.

            Call me crazy if you want to, but I still believe in the power of an individual.

          • David says:

            I’m going to agree with Michael, I see the Internet as driving people away from each other and encouraging anti-social behavior, and the OBSESSION with individuality at the point of being cut off from your own humanity. I noticed it back in middle school around 2005, where the other kids started bringing cell phones with them, MySpace, Facebook, YouTube were just starting out. I didn’t like it then and I REALLY don’t like it now. That’s not who I want to be, you can’t exist alone, just like you can’t exist without the basic needs of life. You’re not truly independent if you need food to eat and water to drink, shelter, etc…

          • Michael, Michael, Michael, next you’ll be calling yourself a little leprechaun and you know this forum isn’t big enough for two of them.

            Respectfully, this is a place for non-voters. Personally, I think only idiots vote for “hung freedom”. Bizarrely, those that don’t vote are officially known as “idiots”. That, if nothing else, shows us how oxymoronic the system is.

            Now, whereas I understand the tired ol’ rhetoric FQ is using, the “not voting leads to poor candidates” is a shallow, self-serving argument which augments & perpetuates an unbearable system. The ONLY answer is NO ONE vote. Period. Then, and only then, will “they” (those “freedom” creators) get the message.

            Question is, in the inconceivable outcome of a vote no-show, would “propaganda” kick in and lie via the mainstream hacks (and as many “alternatives” on the “payroll”), just like they do in “3rd world” countries?

            Isn’t that what this is all about: liars, liars, pants of fires?

          • From Québec says:

            I fully disagree with you Ozzie, and I’ll tell you why:

            If nobody would vote, you still would have a government, but it would be a New World Order. One unelected global government, no nations, no borders, one monetary system, one language, one religion, one law. We would all be perfect powerless slaves. Is that what you want? Don’t play their game, this is what they want, and the best way to get it, is for individuals to not get involved in the process.

            Instead, try to fix your broken system to your advantage. You have the power to change things. In a none corrupted country, freedom flourishes and everything are possible. It’s called a Renaissance.

          • Dear FQ,

            I am not saying “some system” wouldn’t work. I am quite emphatic that THIS system doesn’t work and voting lionises its existence.

            Yes, a good orchestra with professional musicians doesn’t really need a conductor for symphonic performance, but is the average Joe a “professional”?

            No, so, in that respect, we heartily concur. We need something but NOT THIS!

  10. willymaer says:

    Make a shoe overseas for .16 cents and sell it in the US for 50 bucks, or, make a shoe in the US for 2 bucks and sell it for $51.84. We sure don’t want to reduce the $5,000,000.00 a year salaries of executives- that would mean fewer vacation trips abroad, smaller parties, fewer collections of fancy cars and airplanes and just plain waste.

    But then the gov must back off on so many regulations and trying to tell companies how to run their businesses. Fraudulent gov law suits and fines. And so on. In other words, back the lawyers off on frivolous money grabbing suits.

  11. A powerful article this time, Jon.

    I sense you have attempted to nip it (the problem) in the bud on the back of DT’s joy ride.

    However, how can you have profits without exploitation? If finance systems are not to be nefarious, “open ended”, surely there will always be winners/losers from trades. The winners are the people in the fortunate position of being able to buy “wholesale” and the losers (schmucks) are the ones that are forced to pay retail.

    Sometimes it helps by looking “small” to see big 😉


  12. Hp B says:

    What will happen if someone cracks the whip on the little twerps, for real?
    This ain’t no party, this ain’t no video game.. I bet they’d move a lot quicker, be a lot smarter and a little less sassy. Sometimes (often) a good smack/crack suffices.
    Back to work, weirdos! You know what they say about excuses..

  13. profnasty says:

    Ozymandius. Look upon my works ye mighty, and despair.

  14. usor says:

    When will people (consumers) re-learn the power of the boycott? Or learn to live without techie “trinket” crap? I think MOST people don’t give a damn about anything like this as long as they can get their stuff cheap – to hell with other people who lose their jobs they say. The television is full of programs which normalize everything that is wrong in society and they are addicted to it. That and violence in the form of sport.

  15. @usor
    I think the techie “trinket ” crap is addictive.
    Speaking about cheap and crap….
    I found it appalling, and an absurb thing to find Walmart appealing to customers pocketbooks to help their (Walmarts) employees gain a quality of thankgiving dinner like the rest of us, sometime back.
    You think that since they bought cheap then they would pay their America store employees in the same light they do their executives…but wait I stand corrected, it comes to me via carrier pidgeon that Walmart has raised their starting wage for cashiers from $9 per hour to $10 per hour…glory days, glory days. Free at last. We are free at fucking last.
    Finally Walmart into double digits in starting wages….who knew?

    News headline:

  16. Mick Green says:

    Jon, regarding you criticizing the statement “But you see, people in the US can now buy cheaper sneakers. This is wonderful. It offsets the fact that lots of workers in the US who used to make sneakers are out of work. Those people can be retrained for other jobs…”

    Tariffs are NOT needed and are not the answer. Individuals need to take responsibility and keep abreast of goings on and educate themselves and retrain and compete with the international labor force. What is missing and needed is enforcement of humane working conditions and wages. I work in IT in the US and compete with Indians in India. I don’t need and expect tariffs to protect myself. If someone in India can do my job adequately for less money under fair working conditions and puts me out of work then it is my responsibility to get retrained. And I constantly do educate myself so I can continue to compete and provide value.

    Is is not empowering for people to rely on government leaders to impose tariffs to protect their jobs. People need to empower themselves by taking personal responsibility to make sure they maintain skills so they can compete in the world economy. People need to stop whining about their jobs being taken by Chinese and other 3rd world workers and get off their butts and learn skills that are not outsourced. Relying on government bureaucrats to protect your job is lazy and dis-empowering. Again, I agree that corrupt governments have allowed 3rd world people to be exploited under appalling working conditions and low pay, but the answer is not imposing tariffs. The answer is individuals need to constantly educate themselves and keep their skills updated.

    I do think government leaders that support no tariffs do need to support an educational system that would enable people to keep their skills updated so they can continue to compete and work. But again, individuals can not wait around for politicians to do this for them; individuals need to take action and work on keeping their skills updated for themselves.

  17. Andrew Booth says:

    Jon Rappoport I just want to honor the way you presented that in such a way that cut through to feel the gravity of the massive impact on Western nations that the fast track method of transition to globalization is having and will have even more so in coming decades. You have achieved this without spelling it out in great detail.

    Most people in the west have not fully embraced the extent to which so many product and service jobs not yet off-shored yet can be off-shored and will be. Also corporations will increasingly onshore resources for projects. For example there are staff in Asia being skilled up to be able to do tax returns and accounting for another nation. They are not limited by not being allowed to do a formal degree as entreprenuers can prepare them the training.
    Until people fully embrace the extent of what is at play and the demographic trends they will not take it serious enough to consider the possibility of how they have at least 3 paths of action: (a) reskill, redesign their living, have a lower cost of living on a lower wage; (b)see if they can generate political lobbying to protect or slow the change; or (c) to embrace fully the opportunities in business as an an entrepreneur with these changes happening.

    Until they are taking personal responsibility to do something they are probably going to get caught out by the change. Even those working in industries less effected by globalization will find that local customers on their current path will have much less income to buy from them unless they address the change in a way that increases their income or lowers costs.

    People can not rely on the politicians to make choices in their favour. Instead they must take responsibility whilst they have the means to take responsibility for themselves and their families through changing conditions.

  18. Grandtrines says:

    Jon, I agree with your ideas EXCEPT one point. You say “This isn’t economics.” But, it *IS* economics. It just isn’t the notion of “pure competition” that globalism is built on.

    What you are talking about is a special branch of economics that the lying libtards and gloablists do not want the rest of us to know about. What you are talking about is called “transaction cost economics.” See, also: and And you are modifying the fundamental question of TCE (“Why do firms exist?”) to ask this question: “Why do nations exist?” The libtards are too stupid to get it. But you get it. Nations, from this perspective, are built of a collection of firms just as firms are often built from a collection of departments (marketing, finance, operations, and so forth). Destory the departments, and you destroy the firm. Destroy the firms, and you destroy the nation. Libtards (and maybe the intelligence community) sold us out to other countries years ago and now point the finger at Trump re: Russia. That’s an abomination. Let’s hope Trump can save us. He’s our last hope.

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