Originally Posted by fredlub
Märklin, PIKO, LGB: not made in China!
I'm pretty sure the "all metal" 1:32 locomotives of lately, by Märklin, are made in Korea or China. In any case, tariffs work their way into everything in a globalized production system. There are virtually no products that are produced with parts and labor from one country alone.
Trade wars are not possible to win, and only leave loosers, no winners. (Even if products would be genuinely the produce of a single country.)
Sweden is extremely oriented towards foreign trade. We certainly do not compete with low wages or tariffs. It's about ideas and knowlidge.
So I often wonder why college and university studies aren't free of charge in the USA, like in a lot of other countries. It would give such a huge pay-off! The USA is already great. Why not turn it completely insanely invincibly great?!?
Oops, guess I steamed a bit off the track...