Monday, February 22, 2016

Interesting post on rare earth metals.

This article is most interesting on why China has (needlessly) got a lock on rare earth production in the world. Or, at least, when compared to the U.S.

Of particular interest are the comments by Keith DeHavelle on this article. They will drive you crazy, if you aren't already.

The disaster of off-shoring that Pat Buchanan writes about is not to be laid exclusively at the door of Bush. The disaster of the Clinton presidency went far beyond Bill's satyriasis.

So to summarize our presidential experience since Reagan just for the heck of it, we went first to clueless, then to satyr beholden to Communist China, then to clueless, and then to freak acolyte of Saul Alinsky.

PS -- That second link is also well worth your time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Post-WW II, the US was the King Kong of industrial production, world-wide. But, by the late 1960s, improving/increasing industrial production in the rest of the world meant that we could import "stuff" at a lesser price than for domestic production.

Item: In 1963, steel from Sweden could be delivered to FoMoCo in Dearborn more cheaply than steel from Pittsburgh. At that time, GM trimwork parts came from Canada.

In the early 1960s, American Mag wheels cost $125 each. By the late 1960s/early 1970s, aluminum "mag" wheels from India sold for around $25.

Nowhere was it written that God had ordained US industrial superiority in perpetuity.

Many other factors, of course, but the offshoring began long before any Republican "takeover" of anything.