Part of being a good investor is always being educated. Refusing to learn new things is an indication of a closed mind and absolute stagnation. Being open to new information helps the choice making process and ensures in making much better decisions.
In this light, the recent film, “The China Question ” is something each American should watch at least one time to clearly comprehend the impact our consumption decisions are having and how US central authority and US business policy decisions regarding China need to alter. There isn’t a better time than the present to endeavor to appreciate China current events.
In this very private piece of journalistic inquiry, filmmaker Brook Silva-Braga spent over 12 months traveling both China and America to better understand the commercial, political and moral implications of China’s rise.
Whether one agrees with the film’s conclusions if you care about America, become educated before making that next gigantic purchase. It is too simple to concentrate on price alone and buy the “cheapest” items without regard to where they are made . (Did you know that many kitchen cabinets are now made in China?) We need to better recognize the broad and deep impact such selections are having on our lives.
We are the frog in the pot – the water is always cosy and there is no reason to leave – till it is too late and we realize at the very end we have been boiled.
The Chinese are following Sun Tsu’s Art of War from a business viewpoint “if you have any doubts of this, read The Art of War and you will see Chinese leadership is following a long term strategy engineered to improve their society at our expense.
Unless/until we wake up and force our government and corporate leaders to make different decisions, we are going to face taking a distant back-seat to a dominant China who’s agenda flows from a Communist Army Dictatorship.
The only possible way to persuade change is to vote for legislators that will think long term and for the good of generations to come as well as to vote with our wallets and support products that are completely manufactured in the U. S..
A global economy isn’t malignant and *some* manufacturing in China is OK. It is fine to produce products throughout the world to reach all of those markets although not at the sacrifice of our own economy and our own middle class and not for the price of giving away our techniques and best producing processes.
The method of saving this great nation from passing and restoring our economy begins at home with each and every deal even if it suggests paying a touch more for what we consume.
To learn more about this very important subject and how to get a copy of the film, please feel free to visit thechinaquestion.com.