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  •  The US Was Founded In This Position Due to Being (2+ / 0-)
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    a British colony, we were an enforced 3rd world society of resource exporters and finished goods importers.

    Alexander Hamilton put forward his proposals for regulating and developing manufacture and trade, many such steps were adopted not just permitting domestic manufacture but protecting it via tariffs from cheap foreign imports.

    We had Americans then as today who could and would make careers making shoes or underwear, and then as today there weren't enough jobs as brokers and professors to hire the entire free white American workforce to be high skill white collars, while having southern and foreign slaves make everything for the rest of us.

    We were born behind our own times but we figured out how to catch up and solve essentially the identical trade problem we face today.

    And like other 3rd world countries, we aren't limited to retracing that whole 230 years step by step in order this time. We've got generations of progress and countless policy innovations from which to pick the winners; we can jump to the cutting edge as quickly as we can wrest permission from our nobles.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 08:53:12 AM PDT

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