In relation to Foxconn announcing its intent to open a android, iphone, and etc tech giant centered manufactured-production plant in southeast Wisconsin, it would seem that Trump has opted to advocate the Williamson Doctrine.
Mr. MAGA comes around to the Williamson Plan.
President Trump has embraced the Williamson Doctrine, the Gospel of U-Haul, the Grand Unified Theory of Getting Off Your Ass and Going Where the Jobs Are.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump boasted about the new American factories that he expects to be built under his watch — electronics manufacturer Foxconn is planning (probably) a new Wisconsin facility — and then suggested that the people in communities that were not positioned to benefit from these investments might consider — get this! — going where the jobs are.
“I’m going to start explaining to people: When you have an area that just isn’t working like upper New York state, where people are getting very badly hurt, and then you’ll have another area 500 miles away where you can’t get people,” President Trump said. “I’m going to explain, you can leave.”
Under summary research, Wisconsin’s rents around southwest Wisconsin for 1-2 bedroom is varying between $500-700 Dollars by Zillow’s listings. The 3+ bedrooms I noticed under summary research was between $1,000-1,500 Dollars, and we’re not even discussing utilities, which for some remain separate of water and refuge (garbage pickup).
Now, if you’re single or new couple using the lowest, you’re looking at:
$500+500= $1,000 First months rent and security (often used for last month’s rent)
Provided, you have minimal furniture previously enabling you to move everything in the smallest Uhaul truck. Note, this means a bed, 2 dressers, Entertainment Center, TV, Couch or Loveseat, and maybe a table largely on average for the stuff you can’t fit into a ‘car’ and sure as daisies can’t use a bus or other transportation services to move that I’m aware of.
20+around 60 security+insurance if necessary+self service refueling (4.99 per gallon Uhaul handles it) approximately $120.
Now, we have to look at gas per mile surcharge, so lets estimate my known average from past experience is outdated by price inflation and round it up by a quarter to $1.00.
500 miles X $1.00=500.000.
Your grand total for the Williamson Doctrine comes to $1,560 Dollars
Now, this requires conducting additional summary research
State Minimum Wage on 1.1.2017 Future Enacted Increases Indexed Automatic Annual Adjustments Alabama none Alaska $9.75 Indexed annual increases begin 1.1.2017. (2014 ballot measure) American Samoa varies (1) Arizona $10.00 Proposition 206 approved by 58 percent of voters in Nov. 2016 raised minimum wage to $10 on Jan. 1 2017. The ballot measure calls for the minimum wage to continue increasing in 50¢ increments to $12 by 2020. Arkansas $8.00 $8.50 eff. 1-1-17 California $10.00 $15.00 eff. 1-1-2022 Colorado $8.31 Rate increased or decreased annually based on cost of living. (Constitutional amendment 2006) Connecticut $9.60 (2) $10.10 eff. 1-1-17 Delaware $8.25 D.C. $10.50 (3) $11.50 eff. 7-1-16 Indexed increases begin 1.1.2017 (2014 legislation) Florida $8.05 Annual increase based cost of living. (Constitutional amendment 2004) Georgia $5.15 Guam $8.25 Hawaii $8.50 $9.25 eff. 1-1-17 $10.10 eff. 1-1-18 Idaho $7.25 Illinois $8.25 Indiana $7.25 Iowa $7.25 Kansas $7.25 Kentucky $7.25 Louisiana none Maine $7.50 (4) Maryland $8.25 $8.75 eff. 7-1-16 $9.25 eff. 7-1-17 $10.10 eff. 7-1-18 Massachusetts $10.00 (5) $11.00 eff. 1-1-17 Michigan $8.50 $8.90 eff. 1-1-17 $9.25 eff. 1-1-18 Annual increases take effect 1.1.2019, linked to the CPI. Increases not to exceed 3.5%. (2014 Legislation) Minnesota $9.00/$7.25 (6) Large Employers: $9.50 eff. 8-1-16 Small Employers: $7.75 eff. 8-1-16 Indexed annual increases begin 1.1.2018. (2014 legislation) Mississippi none Missouri $7.65 (7) Minimum wage increased or decreased by cost of living starting 1.1.2008. (2006 ballot measure). Note: St. Louis has a $10 per hour minimum wage, instituted on May 5, 2017, after a two-year legal fight with business groups that opposed it. It puts St. Louis’ minimum substantially above those of the surrounding regions that are still under the Missouri and Illinois state minimum wages of $7.70 and $8.25, respectively. (Source) Under the city ordinance the minimum wage in St. Louis will rise again on Jan. 1 2018 to $11 and then increase annually after that with inflation. Montana $8.05/$4.00 (8) Increases done annually based on the CPI and effective Jan. 1 of the following year. (2006 ballot measure) Nebraska $9.00 Nevada $8.25/$7.25 (9) Increases subject to the federal minimum wage and consumer price index. Increases take effect July 1. (Constitutional amendment 2004/2006) New Hampshire repealed by HB 133 (2011) New Jersey $8.38 Indexed annual increases based on the CPI, effective 1.1.2014. (Constitutional Amendment 2013) New Mexico $7.50 New York $9.00 $15.00 eff. 12-31-2018 North Carolina $7.25 North Dakota $7.25 Ohio $8.10/$7.25 (10) Indexed annual increases based on the CPI. (Constitutional amendment 2006) Oklahoma $7.25/$2.00 (11) Oregon $9.25 Indexed annual increases based on the CPI, rounded to the nearest five cents. (ballot measure 2002) Pennsylvania $7.25 Puerto Rico $7.25/$5.08 (12) Rhode Island $9.60 South Carolina none South Dakota $8.55 Annual indexed increases begin 1.1.2016. (2014 ballot measure.) Tennessee none Texas $7.25 Utah $7.25 Vermont $9.60 $10.00 eff. 1-1-17 $10.50 eff. 1-1-18 Beginning 1.1.2019, minimum wage increased annually by 5% or the CPI, whichever is smaller; it cannot decrease. Note: Vermont started indexing in 2007 but enacted additional increases in 2014. (2014 legislation) Virgin Islands $7.25/$4.30 (13) Virginia $7.25 Washington $9.47 Annual indexed increases began 1.1.2001. (ballot measure 1998) West Virginia $8.75 Wisconsin $7.25 Wyoming $5.15
I overlooked if starting wages-benefits were discussed, so I opted to look it up. Do you remember some of those horror stories about Apple’s supply chains overseas where people were committing suicide, suicide nets, and other rather appalling treatment exploitation of what was once called indentured (housing-board-pittance [pittance would be wages-benefits in old school])? Yeah, Foxconn was part of it, but here are a sampling of summary research on “starting wages”:
The above link discusses an expose on Foxconn.
Discussing China’s wages increasing and strengthening Asia as a manufacturing-production base.
Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.
One factory has “reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots”, a government official told the South China Morning Post.
Xu Yulian, head of publicity for the Kunshan region, added: “More companies are likely to follow suit.”
In a statement to the BBC, Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating “many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations” but denied that it meant long-term job losses.
“We are applying robotics engineering and other innovative manufacturing technologies to replace repetitive tasks previously done by employees, and through training, also enable our employees to focus on higher value-added elements in the manufacturing process, such as research and development, process control and quality control.
(Bold emphasis mine)
Foxconn plans to raise the wages of its Chinese workers by about 20 per cent after a spate of suicides at its main plant in southern China prompted international scrutiny of working conditions at its factories.
Foxconn pays its workers according to China’s legal minimum wage, but most make at least double that through constant overtime. Labour activists have been asking for a 50 per cent pay rise. The base monthly salary at the Longhua plant is Rmb950 ($140) but staff said they made almost Rmb2,000 a month including overtime.
(Bold emphasis mine)
In announcing Wednesday that it would be building a $10 billion flat-panel display factory in southeastern Wisconsin, Taiwan-based Foxconn said it would hire 3,000 people when the plant starts up initially, and 13,000 when it is fully operational.
In addition, the project will lead to another 22,000 indirect positions at suppliers and other employers, along with 10,000 construction jobs over each of the next four years, and 6,000 indirect jobs from the construction, according to estimates from the company and state. The plant is expected to be completed in 2020.
On the same day that Foxconn made its announcement, retail giant Amazon said it has plans of its own to hire 50,000 people at its U.S. fulfillment centers, including a sprawling facility in Kenosha that’s not far from sites that Foxconn is considering.
Amazon would not say how many jobs it was seeking to fill in Kenosha. It will open the doors to job seekers on Aug. 2 at the Kenosha facility as well as nearly a dozen other sites across its U.S. network.
Full-time jobs at Amazon in Kenosha have a starting pay range of $12.25 to $13.25 per hour plus health care insurance and other benefits, according to the company’s website. Part-time positions start at $11.75 an hour. Most of the Amazon jobs will be full-time, the company said.
Kenosha County’s unemployment rate is 3.3%, and in nearby Racine County it is 3.4%. In Lake County, Ill., just south of the Wisconsin border, it is 4%.
Even as the number of manufacturing jobs across Wisconsin has fallen, many companies say they’re having a hard time filling positions that increasingly call for advanced skills.
Foxconn will “have its hands full” trying to find thousands of employees, said Gus Ramirez, executive chairman of Husco International, a Waukesha manufacturer of automotive industry components.
“I think it’s fabulous for Wisconsin. The job growth and the byproducts of having that sort of business here … is just fabulous,” Ramirez said.
Area technical colleges say they’re prepared to partner with Foxconn to offer training specific to the company’s needs.
“This is a game-changer,” said Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College in Kenosha. “Companies like Foxconn help generate an entirely new vision for the type of training that’s necessary to keep our students competitive on a global scale.
(Bold emphasis mine)
From a tactical prospective, if you’re able to land the job rather than Foxconn utilizing its global branches to fill the positions, you save for the perpetual worker migration Williamson Doctrine for getting Uhaul, and you’re golden.
According to this article discussing a study, this makes you an environmental activist, so one can chalk this off as a strategic benefit right?
The greatest impact individuals can have in fighting climate change is to have one fewer child, according to a new study that identifies the most effective ways people can cut their carbon emissions.
Carbon emissions must fall to two tonnes of CO2 per person by 2050 to avoid severe global warming, but in the US and Australia emissions are currently 16 tonnes per person and in the UK seven tonnes. “That’s obviously a really big change and we wanted to show that individuals have an opportunity to be a part of that,” said Kimberly Nicholas, at Lund University in Sweden and one of the research team.
The new study, published in Environmental Research Letters, sets out the impact of different actions on a comparable basis. By far the biggest ultimate impact is having one fewer child, which the researchers calculated equated to a reduction of 58 tonnes of CO2 for each year of a parent’s life.
The figure was calculated by totting up the emissions of the child and all their descendants, then dividing this total by the parent’s lifespan. Each parent was ascribed 50% of the child’s emissions, 25% of their grandchildren’s emissions and so on.
(Bold emphasis mine)
Think it through:
-1-2 Bedrooms is a 1 person or a new couple that either sleeps separately or possesses no more than 1 child.
-Uhauls are very dangerous to carrying more than 2 people; therefore, you either have a car or access to Public Transport to your new location with one possessing a License and purchased Uhaul’s insurance.
-Williamson Doctrine largely requires based on shifts on consumerist-service supply-demand that you move where the jobs are meaning you’re a perpetual worker migrant. This means maintaining minimal possessions in your rental, and it means you were able to maintain enough savings to purchase a Uhaul.
In old school, Williamson Doctrine is called “Indentured” in which centers on house/room-board (food/utilities), and pittance (wages-benefits); it also enables travel or otherwise migrations under the basis the individual’s movement does not change neither his or her station, status, or function. Kinda hard to move that freely settling down instead of pursuing.
Strategically, it doesn’t alter purchasing power’s erosion, and it effectively hires individuals to advance automation while increasing the demands of the bottom. At least, they haven’t quite automated Custodial Maintenance given the position includes minor repairs. As automation increases, it just means Custodial Maintenance will require an engineering certificate/degree albeit not the wage-benefit increases with it.
Thus far with most policies stalemated, Trump has been the best energy boost for the Democrats, and the political maneuvering and expediency is likely to turn 2020 into a Republican bloodbath election results regardless if Trump is impeached or 25th or not.