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Old 10-11-2007, 12:18 PM   #11
Achilles
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If goods can be manufactured cheaper somewhere else, then it's in that country's interest and our country's interest to purchase them from there. Measures can be put into place to ensure quality standards are met, so we don't have to worry about crappy goods (unless we don't care). But at the same time, if the manufacturer is in, say, North Korea and we're on bad terms with North Korea, then our long-term ability to get said goods might be compromised.
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