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U.S. economy not most competitive

Discussion in 'World News & Events' started by Chewy, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. Chewy

    Chewy C8 H10 N4 O2

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    this was interesting to say the least.... I thought they were welfare states? ;)



    http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/28/news/international/competitiveness.reut/index.htm
     
  2. Nocturnal

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    lol, they got our number, Haliburton anyone? :confused:huffle:
     
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  4. Chewy

    Chewy C8 H10 N4 O2

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    Strangely, I believe and agree with this. Some where in the 80's it seems that all of the corporations in the US were taking over by the biggest group of retards in world history. I think because it's the generation that inherited their money instead of earning it. Too much coke as well.

    The thing is, within the next generation we are going to see a social revolution of sorts in which either corporations clean house and adjust the standards in which they hire people or large white elephant corporations such as GM, GE, SBC, and yes, Halliburton die out. They of course will be replaced by either new, agile companies or more privately held companies.

    Basically, we have the attitude companies had under Reagan once again. They are complacent.
     
  6. Nocturnal

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    Yes, that is a very good assesment. Many of our top executives have their heads way up their asses. For one thing executive compensation is not linked at all to company performance. Too much of the country club mindset (I'll promote bob cuz I like his golf game ) instead of focusing on performance.
     
  7. gigatonblast

    gigatonblast Usually right

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    So as to be "far and balanced" I went to the source website of this thread...

    I learned a long time ago you cant be number one at everything....
    But you can try.

    Finland 1
    United States 2
    Sweden 3
    Denmark 4
    Taiwan 5
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    Norway 9
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    Czech Republic 38
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    Lithuania 43
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    Botswana 48
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    Poland 51


    I figured I'd leave Poland in the list...
    I was thinking of you Kaz. :D
     
  8. Deathmate

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    All the nordic nations have few people and their economies rely on 2 companies: Ikea, and Volvo.
     
  9. ItchyItchyFace

    ItchyItchyFace Banned Ages

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    And Pipi Longstockings.
     
  10. Maverick

    Maverick Registered voter

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    Isn't that spelled with two g's? :hilarious:
     
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    huh surprising Ive heard that the UAE is becoming extremely advanced perhaps some arab countries arent so fucked up
     
  12. Chewy

    Chewy C8 H10 N4 O2

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    I really don't get it..... sorry.

    BTW I forgot! Wahoo!!!
    Canada #14!!!!! In your face!!
     
  13. Maverick

    Maverick Registered voter

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    It reminded me of the story you told me about when you were waiting to cross back into Canada and the guys drove up with the misspelled racial slur written on the back of their truck.
     
  14. Chewy

    Chewy C8 H10 N4 O2

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    LOL.... oh ya these guys.. :icon_rofl
     
    #14 Chewy, Sep 30, 2005
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  15. pidgeball6

    pidgeball6 My eyes are bleeding

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    I know that dude!
    typical
     
  16. Chewy

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    Those guys killed me, I only wished I had taken a photo of the truck when it had the sign still up.
     
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    UAE and Qatar were the first two Arab countries to watch their oil reserves begin to taper off, so they wisely figured out they better not stay dependent on oil for all their income.

    Nocturnal, I'm with you on CEO compensation. I have no problem with rewarding a good CEO generously (though as an investor I think that even many good CEOs are insanely overpaid), but it's insane to give golden parachutes to guys who ran the companies into the ground.

    A lot of US companies probably will turn over during the next decade or two. We've moved from the industrial age to the information age, and with globalization there are a lot of manufacturing jobs that just aren't practical to keep in the United States. But we keep propping those industries up because we're trying to protect the workers from the pain associated with an evolving economy.
     
  18. Nocturnal

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    well wish me luck, I'm finally moving into management consulting, my job will be to help our companies pull their heads out of their asses :cool:
     
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    Good luck. I've rather see more of those profits go into dividends for stockholders, and less to CEOs who deserve compensation, but not ridiculously generous compensation.
     
  20. pidgeball6

    pidgeball6 My eyes are bleeding

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    So your real name is Bob?
    Noc's
    One of them
    Now
     

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