Wednesday, August 24, 2005

BBC NEWS | Magazine | The struggle over science

Another example of why the US is going to pieces and it isn't the decline of morals or religion. Look around, religious activity is on the rise in our nation...yet we seem to be losing ground every where else in the world society. We are no longer a super power when it comes to innovation and since we want to export all of our jobs, we will soon have few opportunities left. Thank you to the religious right for the forsight and taking science out of the equation and leaving us in the hands of God. He will take care of us. He doesn't like it when people help themselves.


OhCaptain said...

I need to talk to you

The Microblogologist said...

Yes we need to push science and math more in the schools. Exporting the jobs is one of the biggest problems this country has, when it is cheaper to make it somewhere else due to paying foreign workers less and not having environmental restrictions among other things it is not too intelligent to keep the factories in the US.

I personally think the solution is tariffs on products that can be made here or are made here but cost significantly more than their foreign counterpart. Make it so the foreign product is competitively priced or even a little higher priced than those produced here to eliminate their very obvious advantage over us. It will raise prices on products of course, but who cares if there is cheap crap being sold when you don't have a job so can't afford it anyway. As is this economy is unsustainable and probably headed for a crash. Maybe we'll get it right when we rebuild it.

OhCaptain said...

Protectionist behavior in a global market has proven to detrimental to the protected economy in the long term.

As foreign economies grow, there is upward pressure on the wages. These wages increases negate the original benefit of moving to that nation.

Our country used to lead the world in innovation. It's what fueled the jobs here. You wouldn't export your latest and greatest ideas. You would hold them tight and exploit your dominance. Now...we make sure the rest of the world doesn't have access to condoms.