David Livingston wrote:The more I think about the logical progression of trying to go local is that the so called free trade idea should be binned . I give you four examples .
Generic drugs are available for between an quarter of the price and in some cases less than a tenth of the price in europe than in the USA . They quality is no different . So why ?
David Livingston wrote:Mobile phones are seen as an essential thing these days yet none are manufactured in the USA and very few in Europe , are people in the USA or Europe incapable of such work ? nope instead we have Apple with a platoon of accountants moving money round the world to avoid tax ( never mind the destablisation of the congo where some of the raw materials come from)
David Livingston wrote:The usa supports the price of rice grown in Texas ( govt speak for subsidises ) and sells the excess in West Africa undermining the lively hood of local small farmers.
David Livingston wrote:I note with some amusement the recent USA govt announcement to level charges on solar panels and washing machines.
David Livingston wrote:I think govt should be encouraging local production where ever practical . What do othe folks think ?