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Post by Rylinks » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:20 pm

what does the US do well

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Post by s. goblin » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:26 pm

Ashenai wrote:
I don't mean I buy $800 Armani suits lol, just that I buy clothes from clothes manufacturers, like everyone else.
i figured this was just a thing like how if you came from a country that made good food or had good restaurants or something you would just assume it was the same in NA

like, in NA,, our clothes are made in the shittiest cheapest way possible, from the shittiest cheapest material possible, plastic.

buying clothes from people that actually makes clothes is like a dream. granted you can at least get linen if you get up to like the gap, but you're still not getting clothes from people who are the best at it, or even want to be doing it.

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Post by Ashenai » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:31 pm

Rylinks wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:20 pm
what does the US do well
Lots of stuff! Military equipment, robotics, lots of IT stuff, research, and also entertainment.

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Post by Ashenai » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:34 pm

s. goblin wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:26 pm
Ashenai wrote:
I don't mean I buy $800 Armani suits lol, just that I buy clothes from clothes manufacturers, like everyone else.
i figured this was just a thing like how if you came from a country that made good food or had good restaurants or something you would just assume it was the same in NA

like, in NA,, our clothes are made in the shittiest cheapest way possible, from the shittiest cheapest material possible, plastic.

buying clothes from people that actually makes clothes is like a dream. granted you can at least get linen if you get up to like the gap, but you're still not getting clothes from people who are the best at it, or even want to be doing it.
NA is a big country, I don't think you can really generalize like that. Also I have some 50% polyester stuff I like, it's a hardy and non-demanding material that has its place!

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Post by s. goblin » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:37 pm

Ashenai wrote:
NA is a big country, I don't think you can really generalize like that
oh ashenai. you're so optimistic

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Post by Rylinks » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:41 pm

s. goblin wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:26 pm
Ashenai wrote:
I don't mean I buy $800 Armani suits lol, just that I buy clothes from clothes manufacturers, like everyone else.
i figured this was just a thing like how if you came from a country that made good food or had good restaurants or something you would just assume it was the same in NA

like, in NA,, our clothes are made in the shittiest cheapest way possible, from the shittiest cheapest material possible, plastic.

buying clothes from people that actually makes clothes is like a dream. granted you can at least get linen if you get up to like the gap, but you're still not getting clothes from people who are the best at it, or even want to be doing it.
oh yeah this post made me realize that ashenai is misstating comparative advantage: it's not necessary that the people making the clothes are the best at it. They could be quite bad at it, but everyone else has more importantrenumerative things to do

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Post by s. goblin » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:46 pm

Rylinks wrote:
oh yeah this post made me realize that ashenai is misstating comparative advantage: it's not necessary that the people making the clothes are the best at it. They could be quite bad at it, but everyone else has more importantrenumerative things to do
is that even true

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Post by s. goblin » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:46 pm

just open your own factories, huh

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Post by Ashenai » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:48 pm

Rylinks wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:41 pm
s. goblin wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:26 pm
Ashenai wrote:
I don't mean I buy $800 Armani suits lol, just that I buy clothes from clothes manufacturers, like everyone else.
i figured this was just a thing like how if you came from a country that made good food or had good restaurants or something you would just assume it was the same in NA

like, in NA,, our clothes are made in the shittiest cheapest way possible, from the shittiest cheapest material possible, plastic.

buying clothes from people that actually makes clothes is like a dream. granted you can at least get linen if you get up to like the gap, but you're still not getting clothes from people who are the best at it, or even want to be doing it.
oh yeah this post made me realize that ashenai is misstating comparative advantage: it's not necessary that the people making the clothes are the best at it. They could be quite bad at it, but everyone else has more importantrenumerative things to do
I was simplifying, but yes. The point is that specialization works well. It's not worth it to try and do a lot of different things well.

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Post by Rylinks » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:54 pm

Ashenai wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:31 pm
Rylinks wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:20 pm
what does the US do well
Lots of stuff! Military equipment, robotics, lots of IT stuff, research, and also entertainment.
i would add financial services to this list, but regardless all of these jobs require a college degree or are entertainment and like any good liberal i think it's important to protect less skilled workers from the sharp end of economic competition

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Post by Ashenai » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:57 pm

Oh that reminds me, prisons

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Post by pterrus » Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:47 am

Rylinks wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:20 pm
what does the US do well
Pizza delivery and software.

e: I forgot music and movies

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Post by Khaos » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:42 am

Ashenai wrote:Oh that reminds me, prisons
quality over quantity ashe

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Post by Doug » Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:25 pm

Rylinks wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:20 pm
what does the US do well
Corn!
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Post by Skeletor » Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:57 pm

maize well
wow, [you]. that all sounds terrible. i hope it gets better for you

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Post by s. goblin » Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:08 am

Skeletor wrote:maize well
that's p good

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Post by Dantes » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:15 pm

Ashenai wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:57 pm
Oh that reminds me, prisons
Not really.

Stalin's musings aside, quantity is not quality.
Pour like Hemingway's last call.

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Post by Rylinks » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:24 pm

essay on the relative merits of compassion and changing attitudes vs. legal and constitutional structures for securing rights, https://writing1pell.files.wordpress.co ... le0001.pdf
Cruelty to strangers and foreigners has prompted many people to seek ways to prevent such actions from recurring. Some solutions envision a framework of cosmopolitan largess that relies on the population to spontaneously and generously "imagine" other persons, and to do so on a day-by-day basis. Alternative solutions, in contrast, attempt to solve the problem of human "otherness" through constitutional design

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Post by Doug » Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:05 pm

I'm not sure we can solve the problem of police brutality until something happens that wakes up the entire country, such as for example Whoopi Goldberg getting savagely beaten up by police
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