Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Argentinian model Naomi Preizler

If you buy a BlackBerry in the USA, it will most likely have been assembled in Asia.

If you buy a BlackBerry in Argentina, it will have been assembled in Argentina.

One of the main reasons for the Economic problems in the USA and Europe is that jobs have been moved to Asia.

Argentina is trying to protect its workers, according to The Economist

In October 2011, Brightstar, a multinational manufacturer, will begin assembling BlackBerrys in Argentina.

Argentinian workers will assemble the pieces and put them in local packaging.

Making BlackBerrys in Argentina will be more expensive than making them in Asia, but it will give jobs to Argentinians.

The policy of the Argentine government will cut foreigners' share of Argentina’s mobile-phone market from 96% in 2009 to a forecast 20% by the end of 2011.

Argentine's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentine manufacturers have been booming.

Argentina now imposes more 'trade limitations' than any country except Russia.

Argentina cannot raise tariffs, because it belongs to the Mercosur customs union.

But Argentina has various tactics it can use to limit imports.

The Argentine government is planning to limit total foreign landholdings to 20% of the country’s territory.

It is planning to stop any individual from acquiring over 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres).

In the October 2011 election President Fernández is expected to be re-elected.

Big US corporations like cheap labour.

US hourly wages are $33.53.

(Average hourly take-home pay for US workers was $23.03. Social insurance expenditures add $7.90 to hourly compensation and benefits paid by employers add $2.60 per hour for a total labor compensation cost of $33.53.)

US hourly wages are about the lowest in the developed world, way below those in Norway ($53.89), Denmark ($49.56), Belgium ($49.40), Austria ($48.04), and Germany ($46.52).

Big corporation would rather pay $1 per hour rather than $33

Argentinian model Floppy Tesouro

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury.

At Global research, on 25 September 2011, Dr Roberts explained that one of the main reasons for the economic problems of the USA and Europe is the moving of jobs to Asia.

America and Europe: Saving the Rich and Losing the Economy

In the last 10 years:

1. The US lost 54,621 factories.

2. Manufacturing employment fell by 5 million employees.

3. The number of larger factories (those employing 1,000 or more employees) declined by 40 percent.

US factories employing 500-1,000 workers declined by 44 percent.

According to Dr Roberts:

"It is US corporations that move their factories abroad...

"Half of US imports from China consist of the offshored production of US corporations...

"In China as of 2008, total hourly labor cost was $1.36...

"A corporation that moves 1,000 jobs to China saves saves $32,000 every hour in labor cost...

"These savings translate into higher .... executive compensation, not in lower prices for consumers who are left unemployed..."

It's not just factory jobs.

"The high speed Internet has made it possible to offshore many professional service jobs, such as software engineering, Information Technology, research and design."

Meanwhile, the US government allows in each year one million legal immigrants and an unknown number of illegal immigrants.


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Anonymous said...

Brilliant use of diverse media.

nobody said...

What silly bosoms that woman had. Honestly.

Otherwise Aang, did you see that documentary about Wal-Mart? It was very good. Wal-Mart apparently would force its suppliers to offshore their manufacturing. I recall the unfortunately named RubberMaid as one. They make buckets and such. Apparently it was made clear to RubberMaid that if they didn't offshore they'd be shut out. And when Wal-Mart says a thing like that it's the equivalent of an offer you can't refuse. RubberMaid caved sure enough.

As for Argentina, is that a colour-coded revolution I see just over the horizon...

nobody said...

BTW. Do you know any Japanese people at all? If you do you should show them that magazine cover. I'll bet money they'll snork pea and ham soup out their nose. (If they're eating pea and ham soup that is).

In Japan the letter H is pronounced 'etchi' which is precisely their word for 'sex', 'sexy', or better still 'dirty'.

Overheard at a Buenos Aires paper stand, "A Pajero pulled up and I sold him an H magazine." Argentinians - shameless!

Anon said...

We have a science teacher who is Japanese. We showed her the magazine cover while feeding her pea and ham soup. Strangely, she did not snork pea and ham soup out her nose. She could not explain why the experiment went wrong.

- Aangirfan

Anonymous said...

Root of all evil is Bilderberg NWO agenda and in the case of off-shoring jobs, the WTO and international trade agreements. Countries should follow Iceland example and opt out.

People should hold elected politicians accountable to keeping jobs in their own countries. Opt out of all Bilderberg agendas like WTO, EFSF, NAFTA, EU, UN, etc.

"The WTO administers the rules governing trade between its 153 Members. Established in 1995, the WTO provides its Members with a forum for trade negotiations; for the review of Members' trade policies and practices, and other technical assistance activities; and for settling disputes between them."

Soros comments on EFSF bailout

Anonymous said...

CASTRATE THE BULL (ie, the Wall Street bull)...people converge on Wall Street to protest banker economy ...see short vid in link.

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nina said...

PCR is right on the money, isn't he. No sooner did I finish reading his article a headlining group of stories show up concerning the increase in health insurance over the past decade to have more than doubled while worker pay only rose 37%. The part about bondholders taking pieces of a nation's sovereignty for debt payment is colonization-under-the-table.

If this indeed is where its going, there will have to be rules since we've been down that road seemingly forever and know how it turns out, Haiti is a good example. However, there were no rules from the start and there won't be this time either.

Anonymous said...

Al Qaeda chides Iran over 9/11 'conspiracy theories'

First time I've ever had the chance to say ROTFLMAO.

If ever you needed definitive proof that Al Qaeda are just a bunch of tools, drug runners and puppets of the CIA-Zionist nexus, this is it.

Who do they think they're kidding? Is there anyone who buys their bullshit any more?

The Zionists and their obedient slaves really have become just a bunch of clowns. I hope the IDF writers for Inspire magazine get reimbursed for their floppy shoes and red noses.


nobody said...

Was it Campbell's brand? If so that would explain it.

CS said...

See that Brazil is protecting jobs with a sharply increased tax on cars with less than 65% Latin American content.

In dealing with the vast wage gap between developed or semi-developed countries and the low-wage economies, there is an alternative to tariffs, which is to repeal minimum wage laws and introduce a negative income tax, thereby providing those able to earn no more than a third-world wage with adequate income.

It seems to me that the latter is a better choice, since whether we favor globalization or not, it is unlikely that huge international income differentials can be maintained for long, so we might as well make the adjustment now in the most humane way possible.

The Anglo-US way of condemning a large part of population to unproductive lives of unemployment, poverty and alienation seems the dumbest option of all.

pb said...

Of course Mitsubish had to use the name "Montero" in Spanish speaking countries for their Pajero.

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