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DRAM tax
Authored by: jonathon on Tuesday, August 07 2012 @ 01:45 AM EDT
>Because the BOM in the UK is more than the cost of shipping it fully
assembled from wherever it is being made.

That makes about as much sense as somebody in San Francisco or Seattle shipping
their clothes to Macau to be washed.

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  • DRAM tax - Authored by: Wol on Tuesday, August 07 2012 @ 10:16 AM EDT
Wealthy nations require a lack of manufacturing industries
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, August 07 2012 @ 02:38 AM EDT

Manufacturing industry workers in China are paid peanuts. They can survive on this income because breadline employees do not pay tax, and essentials like water, shelter and food are provided cheap by other breadline workers. Cheap labour attracts manufacturing industry, and manufacturing industry attracts components and materials industries. Components are cheaper in China because components are required there in huge quantities.

In the UK, minimum wage employees earn far more than Chinese factory workers because everything in the UK is more expensive (partly because corporations select prices to match what high earners will pay, and partly because the minimum wage is so high).

To kick start the manufacturing industry in the UK, we need to wipe out people's savings, crush their income and raise unemployment to over 30% so we can get a workforce that can compete with China on cost. Do not worry, our government is working hard for decades at obtaining all those goals. Just look at what the have achieved so far.

Wealth comes from work that add lots of value to materials. This usually requires employees with a good education, not starving masses. For years, UK politicians have been saying over and over "standards in education are not falling". I have not heard this repeated for a while, so I am sure they have at last convinced themselves.

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