The deindustrialization of America

United States is rapidly becoming the first (post) industrial country in the world. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left, but the pace at which America is committed to its decline is staggering. It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution.

An America that showed the world how to mass-produce products from cars to televisions and airplanes. Strong industrial base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II. But now we are witnessing the deindustrialization of America. Tens of thousands of businesses have left America in the past decade. Millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs over the same period were lost. America has become a nation that consumes everything he sees, despite the fact that produces very little. You know what is the largest of our export item?

Waste paper. Yes, trash is the main commodity that we send to other countries when the fork out our money in all the world is ready to sell us. U.S. addled and began to stink, and our economy is only a shadow of the former. America once in production surpassed all of the world combined. Today is history, but Americans continue to consume more confident than anyone else in the world. If the de-industrialization will continue at the same pace, then what kind of future we leave to our children?

In the history of every great nation has been great to create something of their own. So if America will still stare blankly at reducing its industrial base, how it will be able to continue to consider themselves a great nation? We have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world in an effort to keep a very high standard of living, but the current situation and not standing next to viability. With each new month America gets into all into debt and becoming poorer.

So what happens when the debt bubble burst?

The deindustrialization of the country has become a major issue for every man woman and child in the country. But unfortunately, most Americans have no clue even what is going on around them.

Take the paper, print and distribute such people. Perhaps what they will read, quite shocking to them, that they finally woke up from their slumber.

— About 75% of the plants had once employed more than 500 staff working people.

— Dell has announced plans to significantly expand cooperation with China in investing in it more than $ 100 billion in the next ten years.

— Dell announced the closure of a major manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Will lose about 900 jobs.

— In 2008, the world has sold 1.2 billion mobile phones. How many of them were produced in the U.S.? Zero.

— If our trade deficit will increase at the same pace as now, the United States will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.

— As of the end of July, the trade deficit with China increased by 18 percent compared with the same period of the previous year.

— United States between October 2000 and lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs.

— From 1999 to the 2008th employment in foreign affiliates of U.S. companies increased by 30 percent, to 10.1 million.

— In 1959, industry accounted for 28 percent of the U.S. economy. In 2008, the industry's share was 11.5 percent.

— Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of the plant, which produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul, Minnesota. Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs will be lost because making Ford Ranger in Minnesota does not fit into their new "global" manufacturing strategy.

— By the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing in 1941.

— In America today, consumption accounts for 70% of GDP. Seventy percent of these about half have been in services.

— Since 2000, the United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of manufacturing jobs.

— In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world per person to use a broadband Internet access. Today they occupy 15th place.

— Employment in the computer manufacturing industry in 2010, less than in 1975.

— Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. Asia now produces 84 percent of world production.

— The United States spends about 3.90 dollars on Chinese goods, compared with one dollar that the Chinese spend on American goods.

— One well-known economist predicts that the Chinese economy in 2040 will be three times larger than the U.S. economy.

— The Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans now live in poverty, which is the highest figure in 51 years that records are kept.

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