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January 28, 2018 at 9:05 PM #22507adminKeymaster
I never believed in the “buy local” trend.
To me, a product is just a physical product. As long as the quality is good, and the price iow, more of that product is good for mankind and living standards.
I still remember my first economics professor who said a that a widget is a widget.
WSJ. How a steel box changed the world.January 29, 2018 at 8:31 AM #809141njtosdParticipant
Depends on which mankind you’re talking about and which standards: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmtFN1bfZ8January 29, 2018 at 1:05 PM #809142FlyerInHiGuest
[quote=njtosd]Depends on which mankind you’re talking about and which standards: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmtFN1bfZ8
That’s pretty sad. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
I’ve always been fascinated by trade. The port of Hamburg is awesome. They are building a been port in Greece to serve Eastern Europe. And there are new Silk Road trains coming.
Cities shoukd compete more to build infrastructure to improve commerce and Iives.January 31, 2018 at 9:56 PM #809151EscoguyParticipant
We ship containers of machines everyday from our factory in North County.
Pretty amazing actually, goes to Japan, Italy, Sweden, Germany, South Africa, Chile, etc on a daily basis.
Freight costs aren’t expensive when you consider what is happening for a moment.February 1, 2018 at 4:01 AM #809152HobieParticipant
.February 1, 2018 at 7:37 AM #809153scaredyclassicParticipant
I bought a MATTRESS off amazon for 100$ with shipping.
who knows where it came from.
I always feel like it had to cost more money to get items here than I pay…but apparently not.February 6, 2018 at 9:40 PM #809195CA renterParticipant
[quote=njtosd]Depends on which mankind you’re talking about and which standards: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmtFN1bfZ8%5B/quote%5D
Some people (ahem…Brian) don’t worry about the damage we cause in other countries. They often tout the “benefits” of constantly upgrading things (especially electronics)…replacing sometimes new-ish items that will find their way to landfills and dumps.
Some people think that planned obsolescence is a good thing.February 7, 2018 at 12:59 PM #809208FlyerInHiGuest
I am a zen minimalist. You should see my condo. There is nothing in there. Cleaner than the Apple store.
But I did get a new big 4K TV and a new receiver.
I’m talking not so much about consumption but about innovation and humankind’s ability to fulfill our needs (deliver goods) for cheap. What we do with that power is up to us. If things cost relatively nothing, then we can be happy.
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