Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Fisking Krugman's Racism & Rongness: Whither Jobs?

Prof. Krugman says jobs are going to Canada because employers don't have to pay for their workers health insurance; and that the U.S. should do the same.

First, he claims Southern workers are so illiterate that Toyota has to use pictures to train them to do their job. That is just plain racist, in the worst way. An indefensible comment.

Second, he says that the "good" jobs are going to Canada; and that U.S. taxpayers end up picking up the tab because the jobs "left" in the U.S. don't provide benefits.

Ironic that he should have placed his article a day before Intel's announcement of a major new plant. Where? Surely in Canada, per Krugman's advice. Rong...

Arizona. Yes, Intel will build a plant to employ 1,000 workers with good pay and benefits. They aren't alone either. Infineon and Dell have also announced and/or built large U.S. plants. (Details at http://www.usatoday.com/tech/techinvestor/corporatenews/2005-07-25-factory-usat_x.htm ).

Sum: So much for Krugman's theories on jobs; and that you don't have to be liberal to understand that the welfare state is the only solution to globalization. Pleazzzz!

Krugman's Krass Trash:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/25/opinion/25krugman.html?incamp=article_popular_2

1 Comments:

Anonymous Blue Cross of California said...

I never really thought about Krugman's idea's as racism more about health insurance coverage and how the employee's were being treated.

10:45 PM  

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