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Excellent, and sickening, diary. As you say:

Long-term, doesn't it concern anyone that the skills and infrastructure to actually make things are disappearing from America, and that if anything happens to short-circuit the supply line from Asia, this nation may become a pitiful helpless giant?

In fact I'm sure millions of Americans are concerned about this, but feel helpless to do anything to change the system which has led to this - and Democrat politicians  are too dependent on their corporate sponsors to do much more than tinker with details. But it must occur to them that if many more jobs move abroad there won't be customers even for cheap (but potentially deadly) products from China and if corporations move their markets as well as their production elsewhere American politicians won't have sponsors.  

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Tue Oct 30th, 2007 at 04:59:56 AM EST

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