11.29.16

China Razor Blues

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall, Made in China at 1:36 pm by George Smith

There’s a wideheld assumption in the establishment that outsourced manufacturing of household goods to China has produced something much cheaper but equivalent to what middle class Americans were used to in the early Seventies.

Globalism good! You can buy more!

It’s true but only to a point that overlooks a very noticeable downside. Yes, I can buy 10 disposable razors at the dollar store for 99 cents. But they are not as good as the disposable razors I used in college.

In fact, I can always count on the first use of a new 10 cent Chinese razor to nick me. Nine times out of ten, it takes one shave before the razor doesn’t constitute a hazard. I’m not sure what the manufacturing trick/cheapnis is that guarantees it, but it’s real.

The shoddiness of certain types of Chinese goods is apparent if you must buy them all the time. Socks from the dollar store last about two washes before they sprout holes. A 25 dollar pair of faux leather plastic-wedded-to- rubber men’s shoes lasted a month before cracking and becoming unwearable.

This is our America, not likely to change, a place to be endured and coped with as it gets progressively and inexorably worse.

Not made in China

Or outsourced. “The China Toilet Blues,” from Old White Coot. Harp by Blind Poison Castorseed.

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