The Worst Kind of News
Just another slap in the face from Reality. This morning's NY Times whacked me with this:
China Drawing High-Tech Research From U.S.
Oh, darn. Not just (almost all) our manufacturing base, but now our innovation base.
The story is about how Applied Materials, a VITAL part of our technological manufacturing base, is moving much of its R&D to China.
So what's wrong with us? Is it our laws? (Yep. "Free trade" = "OK, move out.") Are our taxes too high (Yep, for the corporations which don't give a flip for anything but their bottom lines.) Are we running short of good engineers? (Yep, our decaying education system) Does a good part of our population sound like idiots? (I shouldn't say.)
I'm feeling grouchy.