Friday, March 24, 2006

Are you a communist if you use a ThinkPad?

State Department Is Criticized for Purchasing Chinese PC's

This xenophobia/protectionist thing is getting out of hand. What cave have all these people been in for the last few years? There are a TON of companies that do big, critical business in the US that are owned by people and countries from all around the world. It's called Globalization. It's been going on for quite some time now.

The irony of this specific instance is two-fold. First, as the article says, many of the Lenovo computers are assembled in North Carolina. And second, has no one been paying attention that the vast majority of computers and computer parts have been manufactured in Asia for decades now?

Why don't we just enact another Smoot-Hawley Act and be done with it?


At 9:10 PM, Blogger Thomas said...

apparently you don't pay attention to the news.. don't we have to senators in china right now looking to do just that

At 12:33 AM, Blogger Dan Craig said...

Indeed, you are correct. The Schumer/Graham Bill, a.k.a. Smoot-Hawley II: First Blood.


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