The Price for China’s Booming Export Market is some of the worst Air Pollution

Posted by PITHOCRATES - January 13th, 2013

Week in Review

The Chinese economy has boomed in the last decade or so.  Liberals in America think it’s because of the Chinese Communists managing the economy.  For they believe brilliant government bureaucrats are smarter in things economic than free market capitalists.  But there’s more to the Chinese economy than those government bureaucrats.  Such as low-paid labor.  And no environmental laws (see Air pollution in Beijing goes off the index by LOUISE WATT, Associated Press, posted 1/13/2012 on Yahoo! News).

People refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into Beijing’s murky skyline on Sunday as the air quality in China’s notoriously polluted capital went off the index…

Air pollution is a major problem in China due to the country’s rapid pace of industrialization, reliance on coal power, explosive growth in car ownership and disregard to environmental laws. It typically gets worse in the winter because of heating needs.

This is how you get a booming economy.  You exploit workers.  And pollute the air.  This is the Chinese secret.

The Chinese can export goods at prices below our costs.  Because they pay next to nothing for labor.  And give them no benefits.  They also don’t burden businesses with costly regulations.  Like environmental regulations.  The Left’s relationship with Big Labor keeps labor costs high.  And excessive regulatory costs make the cost of business high.  China has neither.  Which is why they have a booming export economy.  And why the Americans cannot compete with them.

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