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That's not what we were discussing - you threw out the "American doesn't make stuff anymore" piece of "common knowledge."

But as far as balance of trade - all I'm concerned with is the level of imports required to give the US a North/Western European style quality of life (and yes, I know, economic measures are no a good measure of quality of life, but they're a really good place to start). Consumer culture in the US needs to be replaced with something more likely to result in human happiness.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Oct 7th, 2009 at 05:56:51 AM EST
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