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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 01:33 AM

21. Lots of things, actually. Big ticket items, mostly..

... such as commercial aircraft, construction equipment (Caterpillar - best in the world), agricultural equipment (Deere, Case), mining and oil equipment, machine tools, Um... cars, trucks, buses, appliances, railroad equipment, medical equipment, electrical equipment such as motors and turbines, plus chemicals, glass, concrete. The large item manufacterers do make things overseas, too, but for foreign markets mostly. I think it would be easier to get a job as a CNC (computer numerical control) machinist than it would as an MBA. Many companies are begging for skilled tradesmen. Engineers, too, of all disciplines. Far too many college students are not looking at degrees where the jobs are, or considering technical school for blue-collar type careers. How many jobs are there available in anthropology? Or, Literature? Or, history? If we are not willing to make things, then we have to buy them from elsewhere. That's not to say I don't recognize that US companies aren't shipping jobs elsewhere (thank you, NAFTA) or retailers bringing in inexpensive goods (Hello, Walmart etal). If our economy is to grow and thrive, we have to make things.

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