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"Good thing you realize this and early. I can't say much as to the cause of this sense of entitlement but I sure see it.
One thing that you can pretty much take to the bank is that hard work and talent can still get you places.…"
I agree. I would love to purchase things that last longer even if they cost more. I'm tired of Chinese, and other, crap ending up just costing me more when they break. I was putting up some ornamental ironwork in…"
"I have been living a very minimalist life for the last few years, which means I buy not for just quality, utility, and durability but reflect on what I am going to buy based on what I want and what I need. Right now I guess I don’t need…"
"Somewhat related: Seanbaby over at Cracked.com wrote an article that got published this morning called "The 10 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Toys Exported By China" - In a way it's a commentary on the 'quality' of…"
"I feel the same way. Along with the consumer culture, we've developed into a disposable goods culture, which obviously bolsters the consumerism. Even our pop culture icons have become disposable (American Idol and the like; think about it).…"
"Very true. I get the sense of shifting values and a sense of entitlement. Not sure about how things are playing out right now. But in the past few years some of the best trained engineers went back overseas and others went into heavy…"
"I think you are correct in that part of the equation is low prices versus jobs. But there is also a value aspect as well.
People buy a cheap item made in Asia that lasts a little while and then gets tossed. In many categories there are…"
"I'm no economist, but it seems pretty obvious (to me, at least) that part of our economic 'crisis' is in part due to many manufacturing jobs moving to China (among other foreign lands). I get it, we want low prices, but at what other…"
"This should not be a surprise. America has ceded it's manufacturing base and just about everybody looked the other way. The attitude was 'don't worry we are still #1 in manufacturing plus we sell all these great…"
"A rude awakening...
Vast, fast factories overseas is why Apple can't make iPhones here
In part, Asia was attractive because the semiskilled workers there were cheaper. But that wasn't driving Apple. For technology companies, the cost of…"
"The fine is directly because of the law. That's inarguable. The confusion is certainly arguably related.
Obamacare has demonstrably made things worse, especially when considered alongside the upheaval and expenditure…"
"Like Liam said, I doubt you could find a liberal/progressive that can't find fault with the law. The vast majority of us who are old enough embraced the Clinton's when they turned it down in '93. We just are so "dense"…"
"I'm just not seeing the benefit. 800k new insurance sign ups, and $1 trillion spent. Then people like Steve are still uninsured. So what's the point exactly? To spend a shot load of money to say, "oh we tried"?"
"It's not that we don't find fault in it. We do. It's that the fault we find, tends to be less than the faults in the system nobody was trying to fix before... and that some of what we do see go wrong - per Steve's case, is not…"
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"Finally, some else understand this. Jews are also "People of the Book". The actions of extremists cannot be held to represent the views of an entire population. Most Muslims I know are actually very nice people, one of my former bosses…"