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May 13 20 Comments

What do you guys think about the trade war ? Which side you are on ?

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  • New / EngDEV_ENV
    Trump finally did what had to be done. The trade relationship between US and China is unequal. US companies don't have access to Chinese market but China has full access to US market.
    May 140
  • Oracle / Databendy
    I generally lean left and nearly against every decision the president has made.

    Regarding trade war, I get what he is doing. America is not a manufacturing powerhouse anymore and he is trying to reverse that. Manufacturing though expensive in America does have more regulation.

    Labor gets better treatment, environment regulation is better and American companies reduce their risk for ip theft.

    I see trade war as incentive for companies to move their operations home. Also we reduce our need for sea transport which is unregulated and produce a lot of pollution.
    May 143
    • Intel / EngWho.Dis
      Manufacturing will be pushed to Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, India.

      He could work with Congress to make incentive based legislation, but he is taking the route of pushing a particular country. The only future is 200 worldwide tariff battles to eventually win.
      May 14
    • Oracle / Databendy
      You are right. But some portion of it will move to USA which is important for the president base.

      Even the manufacturing here is generally is more automated than elsewhere it still generates revenue in other forms( land rent, electric utilities) etc.

      The administration recently ended an exception for Indian goods as well.

      All I am saying is for his base it is a net positive.
      May 14
    • Groupon / Engsleepy
      ^ perfectly pointed out, also a part of it will come back to the USA as automated manufacturing. Overall, if the manufacturers are spread over different countries, it’s easier to deal with any wrongdoing, such as ip theft.
      May 15
  • Palo Alto Networks !💥
    I blame Steve Jobs. He was the catalyst that made the world buy every manufactured item from China. There's no fixing the issue here.
    May 133
    • Google bo o
      wat
      May 13
    • Intel / EngWho.Dis
      Why blame capitalism? No American companies are able to produce the volume needed for iPhones and Macs.
      May 14
    • Palo Alto Networks !💥
      It's true that it was inevitable. He was just the catalyst.
      May 14
  • F5 Networks buzz-word
    Always on the American side. Trump is trying to clean the swamp. His methods are not always the best but is trying to do the right thing.

    China is a major manipulator and has been flouting all norms till now. It keeps its market closed but wants US to open everything up.

    Go USA!
    🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸

    BTW: I am an Indian with two American kids. So feel I have an obligation to this great nation.
    May 152
    • New / EngDEV_ENV
      Yes, and they are illigally occupuying South China sea. US should man up and take out those islands they are building in the international waters.
      May 15
    • F5 Networks buzz-word
      Agree.
      May 15
  • Facebook OlUncle
    Not really going to miss baubles made in work camps in Xinjiang. If you look at the changes going on under Xi, it's really quite concerning. That said, it's probably too little too late.
    May 140
  • F5 Networks buzz-word
    The winning side
    May 140
  • Google bo o
    that's what happens when you put a baby in charge.
    May 130
  • Apple etubrute
    Sure as shit ain’t on China’s side. But the two two countries are now entangled. One cannot succeed without the other.

    But the answer isn’t Trump. It’s the TPP.
    May 152
    • Groupon / Engsleepy
      TPP is another plan that was very difficult to negotiate and implement. Hilary Clinton backed off of it.
      May 16
    • Apple etubrute
      It was a very good plan that took a long time to negotiate. Likely far better than whatever outcome Trump will try and get. Hillary did back away from it. Everyone did. The TPP became toxic as soon as Trump rolled into the scene and started promising a pie in the sky of fixing everything with Trade, and it was felt that the TPP didn’t address all of the issues that needed to be addressed (it didn’t, but what trade deal does).
      May 16
  • Groupon / Engsleepy
    It’s very interesting that none is counting trade sanctions against Russia and Iran as trade wars. Without them gas would be cheaper worldwide and Americans pay less too.
    May 150
  • Google 7FwU30
    America's duh. That said I with Trump would ally up with other trade partners instead of fighting everyone at once.
    May 140

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