Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 months ago

Why did American companies decide decades ago that they’d like Chinese slaves as employees instead of American workers?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Cost. The wages for workers in China are significantly lower than in the US. This allows companies to save money even when we factor in the cost of having to transport goods from China to the US. Labor is a cost, and when they can, the companies will tend to chase lower wages. This happened in the us as well. Detroit, for example, is in the shape it's in because automobile production progressively moved out of the city. A good portion of that was moved to Southern States where unionization was not a strong and so employers could get lower wages. The same trend is actually happening in China now as well. Wages in China has become too high for low-skilled products such as textiles. Now they are moving out of China to lower-wage markets such as southeast Asia, or increasingly Africa

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  • 6 months ago

    It's called competition in the free market. It's called capitalism. Businesses are free to make the business decisions they deem best.

    Now if you want to propose a whole set of government regulations limiting where businesses can buy parts and manufacture sub-assemblies, be my guest. I'll warn you though that conservatives like to label such regulations as "socialism."

    That's right, the conservative label for business regulations is "socialism." If we're being honest with each other, Trump ordering companies out of China is the biggest example of socialism since FDR. Myself, I'm not opposed to mixing a little socialism with my capitalism. You will make your own decisions, of course.

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  • 6 months ago

    It was easier to pay a Chinese worker than an American worker mainly, and companies knew it for the last 3 decades, Trump is just spinning in circles here, he knows China isn't going anywhere, and he knows mainly due to technology of the future that the American worker as well as the global worker will be displaced. So guys like YANG with their idea of a universal wage isn't too far off. Trump people don't like it, but in 20 years when 50% of American jobs are displaced then people will be more accepting of these kind of concepts. In the meantime Trump is selling this nation down the road in concepts that will not work into the future. Many of his white supporters like his ideas, but they are not preparing for the future.

    Then when Chinese workers started making more money, they went to Bangladesh, Vietnam, outside of China scamming our IT technology, this road Trump is taking us down, does nothing for us in the future.

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  • Dooby
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Cheaper.

    ... tell me... how do you think those women will be making some pennies without these corporations?

    Oldest profession comes to mind. Guess you support that then.

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  • TB12
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Why pay an American $10 an hour for an eight hour day when you can pay a Chinese person $10 a day for a twelve hour day.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Does 'american workers' include blacks?

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  • 6 months ago

    Chinese slaves are cheaper. Some lie and say workers in the US don't want these jobs. That's not true. There used to be sweatshops here. Then workers stood up for themselves and unionized. Then factories moved overseas. And don't forget, liberal clothing designers do this. Think of your average designer. Very creative, flamboyant and liberal. And they have no qualms about using quasi slave labor. Remember workers, both the right and the left don't give a fffuuuuccckkk about you. I was at a thrift store the other day and ran across some jeans that were union made in the USA. They were old. They were pleated, so I'm guessing early 1980's. There was a time when workers here did these jobs, and they would do them again if given the opportunity.

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  • 6 months ago

    It’s cheaper the salary for Chinese

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  • xg6
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It all comes down to money, paying Americans living wages cuts into stock holders earnings

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Because sweatshops would be closed down in the western world as it’s unsafe and unfair working conditions. And the Chinese workers are not expensive.

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