Design Con 2015
VELOCITY     Accelerating Your Supply Chain Success
The leader in global supply chain solutions

Greenpeace: Electronics Supply Chain Is Still Dirty

NO RATINGS
View comments: newest first | oldest first | threaded
<< First   < Prev   Page 2 of 4   Next >   Last >>
tech4people
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re:
tech4people   11/22/2012 1:30:09 PM
NO RATINGS

Bolaji,

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!!

I have seen some very good studies and articles which very clearly point out that the Federal Government heavily overpays its employees compared to the Private Sector today.

Sure,there may be specialized jobs[like IT security for instance] where the Private Sector pays more;but by and large the Government heavily overpays its employees today.

I prefer the Ron Paul way of doing things-Keep Limited Government (Defense,Foriegn Policy,Immigration,Environment)and Privatize everything else.

Every single function you have referred to here can be done by the Private Sector today for much cheaper and more efficently than the Government.As long as we have a Transparent and Open Bidding process for all Contracts I see no reason why Government should poke its nose everywhere else.

Yeah I agree-Romney deserved too lose.He was too sleazy a guy to win WhiteHouse.

Regards

Ashish.

Bolaji Ojo
User Rank
Blogger
Re:
Bolaji Ojo   11/22/2012 1:20:17 PM
NO RATINGS

Ashish, First, Happy Thanksgiving.

I won't address first your assumptions about the potential impact of an across the board 25 percent cut in Federal Government salaries with the intention of making the jobs uninteresting to highly qualified folks!

However, I must address the comment regarding the percentage of people dependent upon the government. It interests me that Mitt Romeny was seeking a government job and was supported by billionnaires who -- I am guessing -- are altruists seeking to also help him save the nation. Everyone is dependent upon the government. That's the truth most of us, including yourself, should accept. I'll explain.

It's Thanksgiving Day as I write this and I am sitting in my house certain peace reigns around me, convinced I need only dial 911 to get help -- medical and otherwise -- and my roads are well paved and my country is heavily armed and can rebuff any army today in the world.

The infrastructure you and I depend upon and the peace we take for granted are assured by the government we want to dump on. I am not a politician seeking office but I am sure glad there's a government in place that employs highly qualified people and that pays them (hopefully) salaries that are quite competitive.

tech4people
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re:
tech4people   11/22/2012 1:08:53 PM
NO RATINGS

Bolaji,

I don't believe in Global Warming.

As far as pollution is concerned-Yes you are correct;Pollution does tend to move around one place to another very frequently.Which is why,I recommended putting more power in the hands of Local citizens[devolution of State power];let Citizens decide for themselves whether they want the jobs or if they feel the Pollution levels are too onerous and its not worth the risk.

This is where my Three Member Board Idea would work[With one Federal Rep on it too];if the pollution levels are too high;any one member can veto the entire project.

Regards

Ashish.

tech4people
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re:
tech4people   11/22/2012 1:01:47 PM
NO RATINGS

Bolaji,

I would do two things.

First)Slash All Federal Government Salaries by 25% across the Board-What will this do?

Apart from Reducing the Attractiveness of Federal Government Jobs also cut our Budget Deficit sharply.

and

Second)Institute Single Window clearances (with one Federal ,One State and One County representative) on the Board of Clearances.

No more going to a hundred places for different-different clearances.

I know Mitt Romney was not a very popular guy when he stood for election[I did'nt like him either];but he raised a very valuable issue during the Presidential Campaign-More than half of all American Citizens are dependent on the Government for some form of assistance/Salaries.

Unless this feature changes and changes real fast;I see no real hope for escape from our Bueracratic Mega-state.

Its sad but its true.

Regards

Ashish.

Bolaji Ojo
User Rank
Blogger
Re:
Bolaji Ojo   11/22/2012 1:01:28 PM
NO RATINGS

Emissions and other industrial pollutants are not space bound. They don't stay in one spot and just impact the immediate environment. They move around and pollute cities and nations far from where they were generated. Chinese pollution will find its way to other regions of the globe. That's why the phenomenon global warming is a global and not a local challenge but it's also a global challenge that must be controlled locally.

tech4people
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re:
tech4people   11/22/2012 12:52:56 PM
NO RATINGS

Prabhakar,

I just wish more people thought like you did!!!

We have too many useless Paper-pushers in DC today.

Regards

Ashish.

Bolaji Ojo
User Rank
Blogger
Re:
Bolaji Ojo   11/22/2012 12:45:07 PM
NO RATINGS

Ashish, What's your recommended solution to the regulatory overload?

prabhakar_deosthali
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re:
prabhakar_deosthali   11/22/2012 8:04:16 AM
NO RATINGS

You are right Ashish.

In my opinion the Automobile industry is the most pollution causing industry today both in terms of the emssions created by their production facility, the emissions created by the input materials ( Mainly steel) and the emissions caused by the final products.

 

Electronics products atleast do not  have any significant emisions while working .

IF emmsion causing industries are outside the dense population areas then it really does not matter about their emissions

 

tech4people
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re:
tech4people   11/22/2012 5:07:52 AM
NO RATINGS

Prabhakar,

Good Questions!

As an entrepreneur I detest most paper-work and this is an issue which has become more and more acute today thanks Organizations like Greenpeace and especially all manner of Greens invading DC today.

Don't get me wrong I don't support Enviromental pollution or harming Mother nature;but I also want Jobs too.

If it means pollution levels rise slightly(say upto 5% from where they are today);to add more Quality jobs to the country I support that move entirely.

Regards

Ashish.

tech4people
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Wipro
tech4people   11/22/2012 5:03:09 AM
NO RATINGS

Waqas,

This is where you and me differ.

Especially if you look at how the Economic-Political System works in the US today;you would think twice before giving the Federal Government in DC more power.

Its a massive-massive mistake.

America has become a haven for Crony-Capitalist interests precisely because we have concentrated too much power in the hands of those people in DC.

I prefer total and complete devolution of power down to the lowest levels so as to enable States,Districts,Cities and Towns to take their own decisions.

The same goes for Environmental concerns as well.

Lets say a company has the option for establishing its Electronics Processing plant in two seperate States ,State A and State B.

In State A,Unemployment is not very high(5%) and the economy is by and large doing very well.Now here;if the Citizens stand up in opposition of this plant[Primarily for Environmental Reasons];it makes sense.After all,the NIMBY phenomenon is well and active today in America.

On the other hand in State B,Unemployment is very-very high(10%+);where each and every job is fought over big-time.Here the State (and its people) welcome this Investment with open arms.But then what happens?

The Federal Government in DC slaps more insane paperwork and regulations on the company which stops them from investing there(instead the jobs go overseas).

Why should DC stick its nose in the affairs of States here???

Lets face the facts-Every human activity generates some pollution or the other.The solution is to make sure that Corporations get more efficent and Sustainable with how they use Resources.And this can be done best through Competition and market forces.

Not Government Diktat.

Regards

Ashish.

<< First   < Prev   Page 2 of 4   Next >   Last >>


More Blogs from Anna Young
The new government rules and regulations may prove to be a double-edged sword: achieving some positive goals but costing organizations a great amount of money and work and, perhaps, lost sales as well.
Global spending on technology products is forecast to keep rising this year. Then there are the cannibals.
The smart meter promises accuracy, early conflict resolution, and cost savings. Aren't these the same goals we want in the manufacturing supply chain?
Tablet shipments are surging while PC sales are falling. For vendors, the battle for survival and dominance has only just started.
Semiconductor inventories rose strongly in the third quarter of 2012, and further increases could trigger a write-down by suppliers in 2013.
Latest Poll
EBN Newswire
Twitter Feed
EBN Online Twitter Feed