Tag: supply chains

You Will Get Nothing for Christmas and Be Happy

 

The Biden Administration really seems to be taking the War on Christmas as a policy imperative. First, Dr. Fauci told us not to get excited about gathering with the family over the holidays because we probably won’t be allowed to. Now, word from the administration is don’t count on being able to buy or exchange a lot of Christmas gifts either. “‘There will be things that people can’t get,'” a senior White House official told Reuters, when asked about holiday shopping.”

We know the globalist left has fully embraced the World Economic Forum of a future economy where “You Will Own Nothing and Be Happy.” (Despite denying it). And danged if the Government’s heavy-handed, unscientific Covid response hasn’t accelerated that goal.  The $3.5 Trillion economic sledgehammer that is the “Build Back Better” plan will ensure that we will have nothing left after taxes and higher energy costs to buy any stuff with anyway. 

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As I shopped at Costco, Sprouts, Safeway, and other stores this week, I’ve been noting what’s not on the shelves. We appear to be at the beginning of something not seen since 1929. I read an article from April on the Industry Week website, and this paragraph caught my eye: What Americans may not realize […]

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Unwind from China? Can It Be Done?

 

This is a subject that has come up first in the comments with the @jameslileks post “Watching the CCP Press,” and which @iWe explored further by asking “whether one would trade with Nazi Germany.” We need additional information, indeed hard data, to even begin to look at the practicalities. Some here have mandated that we somehow absolutely cease trade with China. Others (and indeed most, I should think) would argue that an absolute embargo is both undesirable, and indeed impossible in any situation short of open warfare, but that we should certainly reevaluate what we are trading with China, and how we are doing so.

But to even have that discussion we need to know something of the extent of what we buy from China (and really, from everywhere else too), and how that really affects us, otherwise, should the absolutists be granted their immediate wish and all trade cease, the results may be distinctly unpleasant. I own and run a company that manufactures electronics, and so, at least as far as electronics go, I do have rather a lot of insight into what exactly comes out of China, and whether alternatives exist. I have done a Country of Origin query on the bills of materials (BOMs) for a couple of my products, and will detail those below, and what the implications are.

Product 1:

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If you want a simple illustration of how hoarding and supply chain challenges can resemble each other, go look at the dishwasher soap section of your grocery store. If it’s like mine, it’s largely empty. It isn’t that people are hoarding dishwasher soap, but rather that people are washing dishes at home more than they […]

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We are in new territory. Three days ago, we had 300+ infected with Coronavirus. Today, we are well over 500 infected that we know about. Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and face masks of any kind are long gone from local stores. A recent trip to Dollar General had dwindling supplies of toilet paper and bleach. […]

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