...it's weird, that people attribute things that are totally in our control to some sort of "economic reality."
Whatever we attribute it to, it's still the current reality. It doesn't mean it can't change though.
And, of course, Japanese and German manufacturers are, quite famously, unionized. So that's a really odd point- it's not about the products, it's about the treatment of the labor. A quality product can also mean, "A product that I know supports people that are working for a living."
t is a terrible argument, 50-60's also and are considered the best, collectors items, go price a 57 chevy or 70 hemi cuda convertible, the same exact unions made those.
I think both of you must have missed the part where I specifically mentioned that I didn't blame the unions for the terrible American cars produced during the 70s and 80s. It is however a good demonstration that a union made product isn't necessarily a good product.
There it is. Just in case you missed.I don't place that blame on the unions of course, but union labor doesn't necessarily lead to better products.