Thursday, January 10, 2008

Indian Wheels

If you think Japan rocked the world of automobiles, wait for the gigantic India and China. China's car sales are rapidly growing, adding to the urgency regarding oil and global warming. Western automobile manufacturers eye China as a fat market. They can eye it along with all that tea. China is working on an economical vehicle to cost less then $10 grand. The populations of these countries will not pay the US average $25 grand for a new car. In less than a year, in India one can buy the Tata Nano. The price?


If the thing meets safety standards, all it has to do is last a year to knock its competition to Neverland. The car has 33 horsepower and gets 50 mpg. It tops out at 65 mph. The real breakthough in transportation involves creating an efficient electricity producing mechanism to power electric motors.

China and India are not going to wait for Detroit. In fact, they won't wait for anything American. The United States of America (USA) got the importance of education during the Cold War. The United Corporations of America (UCA) does not. Both our financial and intellectual capital continue to slip against other countries.


Blogger Dustin said...

UCA doesn't care what happens to us as long as we keep buying stuff.

1/11/2008 7:37 AM  
Blogger Sirocco said...

Well, the UCA doesn't care to help fund education here because it's well aware that, in a global market, it can tap into intellectual capital anywhere in the world.

So why fund education here? That's a sucker's game that just damages their profit margin. Instead, let other countries pay the cost to educate their populaces, then tap into them at lower wage scales. It's win-win! Well, unless you are a typical US citizen.

1/11/2008 7:59 AM  
Blogger Dustin said...

The corporation, all of the benefits with none of the responsibility. This is a really depressing line of discussion.

1/11/2008 10:08 AM  
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1/11/2008 10:08 AM  

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