Originally Posted by listopencil
...because the unions have killed our ability to compete on the world market?
We do compete in the world maket, but not as manufacturers. That's gone with the wind and not so much a product of unions or greedy shareholders, but the proliferation of cheap technology and information access. India graduates 80,000 MBA's a year and in 2010 will be the largest English speaking country in the world. You can get a CPA there for $200 a month. Chinese software engineers will work for $5k a year, and you can make tennis shoes in Malaysia for .20 an hour.