The global economy

27 Jul


Posted by on July 27, 2020 in Brave New World Order, business


15 responses to “The global economy

  1. fuzziewuzziebear

    July 27, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Can labor be that cheap in Thailand? Or, is it that transportation is that efficient? In any event, on the surface, this is insane.

    • Will S.

      July 27, 2020 at 10:02 am

      I guess so.


  2. awildgoose

    July 27, 2020 at 8:21 am

    How is anyone making money on that?

    Shipping costs are low, I don’t believe they are that low.

  3. Elspeth

    July 27, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Holy smokes! Is that for real??

    • Will S.

      July 27, 2020 at 10:04 am

      I don’t see any reason to think it’s been faked…

      • Elspeth

        July 27, 2020 at 12:14 pm

        I know. It’s just so nonsensical.

      • Will S.

        July 27, 2020 at 12:20 pm

        Yes; fuzzy and I in this discussion are wondering what could be distorting the market so, to make this apparently economically worthwhile for the involved parties. Are there perhaps transportation subsidies?

        It just seems so counterintuitive…

  4. fuzziewuzziebear

    July 27, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Look at the difference. The bulk liquid could be bottled there and shipped directly to North America. Instead, we have it loaded and transported in bulk all the way to Thailand where it is bottled and packed into containers. These containers are then shipped halfway around the world again to North America. This can’t be cheap. Could we be subsidizing SE Asia labor? Are we undercutting South American labor?

    • Will S.

      July 27, 2020 at 12:03 pm

      Are there government subsidies for transportation?

      This must make sense from a profit perspective, else the businesses in question wouldn’t be doing it, but I wonder whether there is some sort of artificial government intervention and subsidizing in the process which distorts the free market from, well, operating freely, because, yeah, I can’t see otherwise how this would be economical…

      • fuzziewuzziebear

        July 27, 2020 at 12:08 pm

        Something is off, but, for years, I have known that Mexico is madder at the Chinese than us about offshoring manufacturing.

      • Will S.

        July 27, 2020 at 12:11 pm

        I mean, yes, labour is even cheaper in China than in Mexico, and there are currency considerations to factor in, but it still does seem off; agreed…

  5. Hun

    July 27, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I wonder what is this corporation’s stance on climate change.


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