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    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      A good, but depressing read from the Guardian about the UK's "de-industrial revolution"

      Read the full article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/nov/16/why-britain-doesnt-make-things-manufacturing

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      A ship being built at Swan Hunter, 1968; the abandoned MG Rover plant at Longbridge, 2005. Photograph: Alamy/Harry Starling
       
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    3. GarethW

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      Management moves work offshore to show (short term) savings, thus getting themselves a bonus/promotion. They take the money and run, and/or the promotion and jump upstairs, to leave the next poor soul stuck attempting to solve the problems caused and decrease costs more. Now multiply that scenario by the number of managers in the world and you get the present economic condition.
      QED.

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