What Will the Scammers Think of Next?
But nothing scares me more right now than China. Call it want you want, China Inc. is playing dirty and will continue to do so ... big time ... as long as they can get away with it. And they are doing it not with the fastest fighter planes, huge land forces or smarter smart bombs (all of which they probably have). They are doing it ever so subtly and softly with low wages and stealing technical intelligence. They have sucked just about every manufacturing job out of the United States. They have lulled the biggest and supposedly the sharpest U.S. corporations into thinking that they can be partners.Whatever happened to our nationalism, yes, our nationalism? Our trade secrets? Our defense secrets? Our leadership (now slipping) in developing technical innovations? As long as the Boeings, the Unocals and the Microsofts fall all over themselves wooing Chinese business, it will not become the business of Congress; they will say it's about making money, more money for those already filthy rich, and for all the large and small investors.
I ain't got nothin against making money. But please, when it becomes downright embarassing... Denny, I'd like to see more from you on China. China Inc. China the Terrible and Repressive as it applies to AMERICAN BUSINESS. And if you don't want to pluck this string all the time in your column, just give us the references you come across in your daily reading to go to so we, your faithful readers, can do it for ourselves.
Yes, I know "the times, they are a-changin.'" And as you said in that column, "We must innovate our way out." Let's just not have our innovations stolen by China Inc. even before we can slap our logo on it.
Was the line, "I will never again wear a baseball cap not made in China" correct? Hey, it's okay to buy a baseball cap made in China. As long as they don't buy the New York Yankees in return!!!!!!