Comments on: Plugging into the age of uncertainty http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/10/07/plugging-into-the-age-of-uncertainty/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ariel McMorron http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/10/07/plugging-into-the-age-of-uncertainty/#comment-337 Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:01:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=278#comment-337 Don’t think its wise to do that…. but go for it if you want!

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By: Leah Fernando http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/10/07/plugging-into-the-age-of-uncertainty/#comment-336 Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:01:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=278#comment-336 It would appear to be the case. Appreciate the info….

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By: Energy Drink Side Effects http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/10/07/plugging-into-the-age-of-uncertainty/#comment-319 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 23:12:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=278#comment-319 Totally disagree with you on that one. Nice try though!

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By: Taurine Side Effects http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/10/07/plugging-into-the-age-of-uncertainty/#comment-320 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 23:12:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=278#comment-320 Hey. Great post… not sure what all the trolls are doing here though.

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By: judelanoe http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/10/07/plugging-into-the-age-of-uncertainty/#comment-266 Tue, 12 Oct 2010 19:23:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=278#comment-266 And what about going to space during the cold war ? Or having many colonies during the 19th century, in Europe ? They are also global objectives recognised as a “must do” by every country.

Clearly, what is new, is the number of countries involved in the new trend, the “plug in” rush. But you have other ones : “reaching the chinese customer” in the developped world, or “getting the developped world investments” in the developping world.

Moreover, as the iranian president does not seem to care about the veto against his country, I don’t really think that the “plug in” rush is above political concerns…

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By: fred5407 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/10/07/plugging-into-the-age-of-uncertainty/#comment-261 Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:11:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=278#comment-261 Globalization will work fine until a good war gets started. Then all the spare parts to fix your foriegn equipment will be located in bombed out areas or sitting on the dock somewhere waiting for pick up. To have strong countries requires independence and self suffieciency. Having China manufacture things without quality control is a bunch of bunk. We let our politicians take money for selling out on trade agreements. We also put up with shoddy designs for vehicles that would have to be replaced instead of saving the natural resources.

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By: upstater http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/10/07/plugging-into-the-age-of-uncertainty/#comment-256 Sat, 09 Oct 2010 23:41:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=278#comment-256 Karl doesn’t seem to get it. Thanks to globalization, Sweden’s banks went head first into the Baltic counties, lending tens of billions in Euro denominated mortgage loans which are now seriously under water. The toxic waste is buried in the balance sheets, waiting for the inevitable day that Swedish taxpayers pick up the tab.

Volvos will soon be made in China and the European plants will eventually close once China has sucked the technology dry.

10% of the population is immigrants, mostly from Islamic countries — people displaced by predatory trade practices, politics and wars. It has spawned an ultra-right backlash.

Ahh… let us all enjoy the fruits of globalization. Only the elites can look at globalization with pride — they think they’ll just hop on their private jets and go to sunnier climes when the going gets tough.

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By: Damocles http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/10/07/plugging-into-the-age-of-uncertainty/#comment-255 Sat, 09 Oct 2010 19:03:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=278#comment-255 Re your Silicon Valley-California remark: There is no more miracle in Silicon Valley. It is a failed geo-economic area that has morphed into a small group of uber-rich and the middle class is shrining, while the underclass is growing in leaps and bounds.

This is the norm in all of California, and it is what the politicians who are in control of California (Liberal Leftist-Progressives-Fabians). Only this group is more interested in moving the state of CA into Socialist-Communism as quickly as possible, ahead of Obama’s stated goals for the rest of the USA.

The author of this article seems to be firmly ensconced in the Left, so her viewpoint is one where the Middle Left is really the Central. Orwell is alive and well, or at least his warnings.

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By: ThePup http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/10/07/plugging-into-the-age-of-uncertainty/#comment-253 Sat, 09 Oct 2010 15:04:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=278#comment-253 Global economy = Corporatism . Governments are not in control, people don’t realize the power they have as consumers (or are unwilling to use it) and corporations are learning to use their muscle to get past regulations or change them to their liking. Unhappy are those who are losing jobs to foreign lands or watching their resources leave the country with no benefit to those who live there. Things will only get better when corporations are under control. Until then, they will constantly try to position themselves for maximum profit at the expense of everything else.

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