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Shazam June 2nd, 2014 3:23am

Who has had a larger negative impact on the American Economy?

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nicolebliss31
06/03/14 8:15 am

China! Everything is made thetr

rons on top of the world MA
06/02/14 5:03 am

Damn Dollar Stores with their poison products.

skinner Wisconsin
06/02/14 3:44 am

Both have imported a lot of goods but Japan is more open to American goods than China is

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/02/14 11:32 am

SKINNER - nope. China buys more American made goods than any country outside N. America. They buy almost as much as the UK and Germany combined, and over 1.5x that of Japan.

fredd TrumpLand
06/01/14 10:48 pm

I don't know. It would be tough to quantify.

Posco teach me
06/01/14 9:53 pm

Japan. They are fantastic at producing affordable technology.

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
06/01/14 8:38 pm

Japan actually owns a ton of the US debt. Also, while we get a lot of consumer goods from china they are cheaper versions of what the US can make. Japan at least has original technology we need.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/01/14 8:45 pm

MJ - but China also buys more than twice what Japan does from the US. Not to mention the massive losses of American industry jobs and US firm takeovers by Japanese firms in the 80s. Japanese tourists were routinely laughed at for touring US firms and

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/01/14 8:46 pm

Taking picture of everything. We had not yet experienced "corporate espionage." Amazing how short America's memory is....

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/01/14 8:38 pm

JACK - if I can ask, how old are you?

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/02/14 11:37 am

K - you are not old enough to remember the fear and anger experienced in the US during the 70s and particularly the 80s directed at the Japanese. They in a very real way decimated the US industry - particularly automotive and electronics - that was

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/02/14 11:38 am

Flourishing at the time. The whole "made in the USA" campaign began as a result of Japanese -not Chinese- activities as did "buy American."

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/02/14 11:58 am

Well, then I have to give this one too you Shazam.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/02/14 12:37 pm

JACK - that's not what I'm saying. Talk to your parents or grandparents about it. Ask what they remember. China is no doubt portrayed as a great threat now. I'm just asking you to question if that's accurately represented.