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How Can The Government Limit Big Corporations From Outsourcing Manufacturing Jobs?

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How Can The Government Limit Big Corporations From Outsourcing Manufacturing Jobs?

Postby Karel » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:53 am

Big businesses have moved to China after production costs here have risen after workers received better rights. In China, companies like Nike are making millions on the backs of abused workers. The Chinese government isn't really an issue there since they want to attract as many foreign companies as possible.

How can the US government stop american companies from setting up production in foreign countries?

What powers does the government have over corporations in general?
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Postby Valdimar » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:44 pm

The corporations are the government. Or as near as makes no difference.
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Postby Filmer » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:54 pm

It's only a matter of time before Chinese workers demand rights too.

And how is Yum Brands, owners of KFC, going to like it when the Chinese boot them out of China in retaliation for US tarriffs? Think Yum will happily give up billions in income?
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Postby Ballard » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:12 pm

The question implies the government "should" control corporate actions. The very beginnings of "State run factories" not a good thing. 2nd, and most pointedly, The government does control outsourcing to a huge extent. I am an American with a manufacturing plant in China. Why China? Many reasons. All are government policies pushing us to go to China and to remain there. If we produce in China, the FDA will quickly grant us approval for less than $600.00 in fees and complete everything in 10 days or less. If we want to produce the same items with the same materials here in the USA and hire American workers, FDA is a long, long process and costly. Not to mention OSHA, city,county,state,federal inspections, forms,regulations,taxes ect. Nearly 64% of America's imports from China are manufactured by American companies in China. Looking at Ernest's answer (Very good answer) amazing those in position to make it happen just won't.
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Postby Aingeru » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:41 pm

I think the only control the goverment has over anything is by taxing it. If they tax them high enough that outsourcing to foreign countries prove to not be money saving anymore then i believe they would stop.
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Postby Esaw » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:09 pm

The government punishes the corporations with taxes and onerous regulations for producing in this country. Other countries tax less and have less silly laws. Unions are also less powerful, making the cost of labor less.


The world market is based on free enterprise. Corporations will go where they get the cheapest cost of producing, including labor, laws, taxes, and delivery to clients. So the government needs to take over the other countries and make them pay higher taxes and have a LOT more regulations so corporations won't want to go there either.
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Postby Ricciardo » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:41 am

I think most Chinese that work in these factories are thankful to have a job rather than seeing themselves as being abused.

If Big Brother in Washington really wants to keep jobs at home, they need to have it make economic sense. Cut taxes and regulations and limit the power of unions would be a good start.

Corporate America would prefer to keep it t home, but not when it hits there bottom line.
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Postby Jeanina » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:01 am

If you do some intense research, you'll discover that most companies that "outsource", aren't selling those products here in the U.S., they're marketing those products to the countries that they're outsourcing in.
It's a global world, whether we like it or not.
The only way to remain competitive is to outsource.

I agree with Donald Trump, btw.
We have given foreign competitors unfair advantages.
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Postby korey » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:46 am

You can use the Irish method of reducing taxes very low and not making companies pay for healthcare and have the government spend money on education all paid for with taxes on individuals. Or you can use the German method. It will take me a long time to explain that one but it works and has created the 4th largest economy in the world with a small population. In a nutshell the German method is having everybody in the country work for the good of Germany.

Neither would work perfectly here. Ireland could attract one very large employer, Intel, and become very rich. While Germany would require a mindset change.
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Postby Barnebas » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:47 pm

By imposing import tariffs when they bring the finished products back into the country that will make it cheaper to make products here.

Its not like they're passing the savings on to us.

They're just paying 1/10 the labor cost and putting the rest into their collective pockets.
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