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    Default Why Can't Detroit Compete With Japan?

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    What is even more startling is Googleing Detroit and Hiroshima or Nagasaki....then and now. Just incredible what has happened to Detroit, the city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bill View Post
    What is even more startling is Googleing Detroit and Hiroshima or Nagasaki....then and now. Just incredible what has happened to Detroit, the city.

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    You mean "New Fallujah???"


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    Interesting piece in the NY Times today about how Hyundai & Kia have brought a lot of well-paying jobs to Alabama. By improving the quality of their cars (and catering to high-mileage market), they have created thousands of jobs around Montgomery with their factories & parts suppliers.

    No unions in their factories (or in any of the Asian car factories here, the article said). Workers average about $20/hour ... and have been putting in about 10 hrs of overtime/week; they've already added a second shift.

    Seems like they've figured out how to create jobs: produce something people want at a price they can afford. What a novel idea!
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    New Fallujah ? Hmmm been there and live in Detroit Metro....pretty horrible comparison...just sayin with all due respect...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Clinchy View Post
    Interesting piece in the NY Times today about how Hyundai & Kia have brought a lot of well-paying jobs to Alabama. By improving the quality of their cars (and catering to high-mileage market), they have created thousands of jobs around Montgomery with their factories & parts suppliers.

    No unions in their factories (or in any of the Asian car factories here, the article said). Workers average about $20/hour ... and have been putting in about 10 hrs of overtime/week; they've already added a second shift.

    Seems like they've figured out how to create jobs: produce something people want at a price they can afford. What a novel idea!
    Plus Mercedes Benz just up the raod near B'ham and a Nissan plant near Jackson, Ms. I guess they like the work friendly atmosphere

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