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Old 11-25-2018, 07:34 PM   #2901 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:51 AM   #2902 (permalink)
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My point, no vehicles get made in the US without the light trucks supporting the bottom line of the US companies and they only exist because of protectionism.

Didn't Ford say they were going all truck with just the Mustang and a couple of other cars being made?
That is the problem with our system the way it is now. We are totally stuck pushing ways that "make money" and can't do the wise thing.
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That is the problem with our system the way it is now. We are totally stuck pushing ways that "make money" and can't do the wise thing.
Sometimes government intervenes in an attempt to minimize the overwhelming effect of profit above all else, but then you hear a bunch of whining, pissing, and moaning.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:42 PM   #2904 (permalink)
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Sometimes government intervenes...., but then you hear a bunch of whining, pissing, and moaning.
Else quiet sobbing, as the used car lots fill with F-150s instead of Type II double-cabins.


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Old 11-26-2018, 08:17 PM   #2905 (permalink)
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Ford isn't making small cars because they aren't SELLING small cars except at discount
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Ford isn't making small cars because they aren't SELLING small cars except at discount
Fracking is responsible.

Next great technological breakthrough will have to be getting the benzine used in fracking out of our ground water.
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How do we change the narative to wake people. Mandates and markets come from the masses. Let's get busy.
It would require something like a propaganda ministry.Complete control of the media.All of it.Classrooms,church,motion pictures,television,advertising,radio,print,and internet.
Even things like J.D.Powers and Associates and Consumer Reports would have to pass censors.
Consequently,we're totally screwed!
The consumer is essentially never right.It's the greatest mistake to give a consumer what they want.Our legacy.
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It would require something like a propaganda ministry.
We already have that. It's just tuned to a different message. ((CONSUME))
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Ford isn't making small cars because they aren't SELLING small cars except at discount
Since the early 1980s at least,the small cars have been referred to as loss-leaders,sold at a loss, to get CAFE up to minimum standards,such that they could sell larger,more heavily-appointed models at high profit.

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