… And some people still think Communism is an "economic" system rather than a political one.
Now we're in a trade war as a result! Prices for EVERYTHING in the U.S. goes up! Since pretty much everything is coming from China! U.S. goods going into China come to a stop, killing what's left of the Jobs in the U.S. Apple would have huge issues. Hardware being made could come to a screeching halt. Your cure is worse then the problem. The problem is huge, but the cure is worse.
I agree. But I wonder how long this kind of overwhelming demand will last.
China's economy seems to be slowing down, and frankly, I don't trust the reassurances that the government is giving. I'm guessing there will be further trouble when sometime in the future, foreign companies get tired of China's shenanigans and stop outsourcing manufacturing there.
I think it is wise for Apple to continue to expand its retail footprint, but slowly and with an upper limit. China's puffed up economy must lose its steam some day.
So sellers on eBay pretend to be Apple, do they?
That’s not at all what is happening.
At least their food isn't fake...um....
Hey, when you boil the dogs alive, you know you’re getting quality.
Hey now...let's not go there.
Economics is much more complicated than what you learned in high school, leading to your flawed conclusions (punctuated with an overabundance of exclamation points).
Our massive trade imbalance with China (about a 4:1 ratio of Chinese imports to U.S. exports), combined with a Chinese economy in desperate straits, means that a trade war would be highly unlikely. If one were to occur, it would be catastrophic to China, not the U.S., which is why China would not enter into a trade war. Chinese leaders know that, if the price of Chinese-made goods were to rise in the U.S., several things would happen:
1. Sales/imports of those Chinese products would drop, further crippling a Chinese economy that is almost in free-fall right now.
2. Manufacturing would move to other countries eager to wrest manufacturing jobs from China.
3. Some manufacturing would shift back to the U.S., leading to more money staying in the U.S. economy as those U.S. factory workers spent income at local merchants and service providers.
Your suggestion that "[h]ardware being made could come to a screeching halt" seems to be based on the flawed notion that China is the only country with manufacturing capabilities in the world. They are not. China's economy can't afford the massive loss of jobs that would result and countries like South Korea would be happy to take manufacturing business away from China.
You claim that it could result in "U.S. goods going into China come to a stop." Like Intel and AMD processors, which they need for manufacture of goods sold all over the world?
"Killing what's left of Jobs [Steve?] in the U.S."? What? Our unemployment rate is about 5.1%, having been almost halved in six years. We've been witnessing the best private sector jobs creation performance in American history, with the economy adding private sector jobs for 66 months straight. Over 13 million private sector jobs have been created during that 5.5 year span.
I live off of my investments, having retired in 2014 at the age of 52. I've got a pretty solid understanding of this topic -- well beyond believing that every imposition of targeted tariffs results in a "trade war."