You say “ you’re arguing that Germany have been Trumpists all along.” No, Trump was and is just speaking about it, to get elected, but it is all just talking and lies.

You need to do something about your anger management issues.

Nothing will be done for the workers (maybe a few more lousy paid jobs, like for building “the wall”.

Perhaps you should turn your ability to see into the future into something more profitable. How about a few stock picks from January of 2018?

Did Trump ever talk about unions? Did he vere invite them into the WH?).


You say “ I am unaware of any worker RIGHTS that Germany has that the US does not.”

Point here is that none of those, other than the board-level focus on workers to oppose free trade, have anything to do with Germany being at 20% and the US at 8%.

You say “ I am unaware of any substantive environmental regulations that Germany has over the US, and even if such was documented, why that would lead to additional domestic manufacturing jobs.”

See above. Again, you are pointing to something (not documenting it, of course, but simply pointing to it) and implying that that has someting to do with Germany’s vigorous manufacturing sector. Doesn’t work like that. You need to prove causality.


Entirely. Here’s a fact based treatment of the subject, which obviously is quite different from your partisan, idological one:

(SME =Small Medium Enterprises)

These SMEs generally avoid mass markets, but they dominate niche businesses. A 2007 study by the management consultant Bernd Venohr found that more than 1,130 German SMEs held either the number one or two position in the world market for their products, or the number one position in the European market. They are rarely the cheapest producers, yet the superior quality and performance of their products enables them to command premium prices and still boost exports. In the United States, such small and medium firms were hurt most by Chinese competition and the recession.

So, without saying it, from this analysis, we now know that the US corporate tax policy, having the highest corporate taxes in the world (which the megacorps can avoid, but SME’s cannot) has hurt our manufacturing sector disproportionately. Germany has avoided the problem by being in line with world averages as far as corporate taxation is concerned. (15%, could be higher depending on variables)

Here’s another way they do it:

An important factor in German SME manufacturing success is the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Fraunhofer Society), an independent nongovernmental organization that provides high-quality, short-term, affordable applied research that small and medium-size firms could not otherwise afford. Fraunhofer enables smaller manufacturers to continually upgrade their processes and products, and keep ahead of the competition.

A key feature of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is its scale; it is a $2.45-billion enterprise…

SO, what Germany does is supply R&D support for SMEs, who normally can’t afford to fund it themselves. This is closer to some of the incubation funds that states like Texas have set up to assist SMEs and startups. We have no integrated national plan that I am aware of.

What are the implications for the United States? Perhaps the first lesson is that German firms are not “home alone.” They are supported by a dense network of institutes that help them make the incremental improvements that bring long-term commercial success. A second lesson is that this is seen as an important national mission, the way national defense is here in the United States. It requires a steady flow of resources, concentrat­ed effort, well-funded, well-led institutions, and a sense that these are investments that are important for the country’s future.

Hope that helps. Notice there’s not a word about “workers rights” or “environmental issues” in the analysis.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.