While Declinists Groan, America’s Factories Hum
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  • Josh Kilroy

    Glad to see that today you are an American optimist. It seems to vary a lot.

  • Kenny

    America could well become a major exportor again.

    In the past five or so years, major money has been put into upgrading U.S. ports and rail system.

    Coal exports are rising, and the natural gas from shale will allow the U.S. to export rather than import LNG.

    Also, cheap natural gas will help American industry compete, giving it lower energy cost than overseas competitors and lower feedstock costs. A prime example is Dow Chemical which used natural gas to produce many of its thousands of products.

    And as transportation costs rise due to the rise in the price of oil, it will be more costly for China to ship its trinkets here. Plus, labor costs are rising in China which diminishes the attractiveness of manufacturing there for the U.S. market.

    American industry could explode once the anti-business Obama is kick out of office and the Harry Reid Senate with him.

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