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Why should things not be manufactured in China?

I hear people complain that companies are taking business to China in order to make things cheaper. As a result, we receive these products at a cheaper price. However, people want more jobs here in America. Why should companies do this? Wouldn't they have to sell things at a higher price, not to mention pay higher wages, benefits, healthcare, etc? Why complain if the company makes the decisions?

Asked By: ThE MaN - 7/13/2012
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Well, China is a pretty crappy place to be a factory worker. So you can bet that those shoes you have from China probably, literally, cost some guy an arm and a leg to make. With that said it may make products cheaper but it drives inflation and reduces work opportunities at home... More
Answered By: dustin - 7/13/2012
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Besides creating more jobs, the condition of Chinese factories are HORRIBLE, so it's about ethics too.
Answered By: Kim - 7/13/2012
 
You are very wise my son.
Answered By: Spotty J - 7/13/2012
 
It is quite a puzzle to solve. The US has a balance of trade deficit approaching $40 billion dollars a month and that is at the heart of a falling American economy over time. It has been negative since the 1970's. Union wages are impossible so you are absolutely right that there is no way to bring it back to the US... More
Answered By: Andy L. - 7/13/2012
 
i am beginning to feel and realise ------->that chinese manufacturing has improved in quality over the years ------> it is not horrible as it was some years back... More
Answered By: MUKUND - 7/13/2012
 
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