America’s Lost Work Ethic and the End of its global Exceptionalism – Part 3/5

December 11, 2011 says, “American’s won’t work 12 hour days , $5 an hour for seven days a week.”

However, many Chinese will and they will work more than one job while saving between 30 to 50 percent of what they earn while sacrificing sleep.

However, in 1973 after graduating from college on the GI Bill (working nights and weekends), my first job was working 12 or more hours a day sometimes six and seven days a week on a salary without overtime. says, “Despite high unemployment, Americans won’t work as farmhands. Have you ever read John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, which is about two caucasion drifters working as farmhands moving from farm to farm to survive? at 112 pages, it is a small book and I recommend it.

The Center for Immigration Statistics tells us what the jobs are that educated Americans won’t work at. CIS says, “Of the 465 civilian occupations, only four are majority immigrant. These four occupations account for less than 1 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Moreover, native-born Americans comprise 47 percent of workers in these occupations.

“These high-immigrant occupations are primarily, but not exclusively, lower-wage jobs that require relatively little formal education.

“In high-immigrant occupations, 57 percent of natives have no more than a high school education. In occupations that are less than 20 percent immigrant, 35 percent of natives have no more than a high school education. And in occupations that are less than 10 percent immigrant, only 26 percent of natives have no more than a high school education.”

With no choice, American born citizens will work jobs most educated Americans refuse to do.

In fact, in October 2011, the New York Times reported about a Colorado farmer that decided to hire locally unemployed Americans instead of immigrant labor.  It took the farmer six hours to learn he had made a mistake.  At lunchtime, the first wave of local workers quit and never came back. Some of the workers said the work was too hard.

Since Chinese value education and work harder than most to earn one, they tend to stay in school longer.  In fact, Asian-Americans  had the lowest unemployment rate of all ethnicities. In 2010, 12.5% of Hispanic or Latino, 10% of African-Americans , 8.7% of Whites but only 7.5% of Asian-Americans were unemployed.

Continued on December 12, 2011 in America’s Lost Work Ethic and the End of its global Exceptionalism – Part 4 or return to Part 2


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of The Concubine Saga. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. This is the love story Sir Robert Hart did not want the world to discover.

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Danziger’s “The China Price”

December 1, 2010

The Huffington Post published Jeff Danziger’s The China Price (see it here), a political cartoon that appears to be blaming China for America’s problems.

In Danziger’s “The China Price”, Uncle Sam is holding a box that says “Made In China” and there are seven flags on a string leading from the box to a shelf full of boxes that all say “Made in China”.

However, each flag on that string has a different reason that explains what has happened to cause America’s decline.

  1. One comment by Dan1902 said, “It is called Defeating America without having to FIRE a shot!!!”
  2. The second from fpie was more accurate but too long to copy.
  3. The third by johnnymainstreet repeated the common stereotypical complaint about US corporate greed being the fault.

The first flag hanging from the string says, “Loss of US Jobs,” which is true since US jobs have been lost to China.

However, more jobs were lost to Canada and Mexico due to NAFTA, and some jobs went to India and other countries as outsourcing, while eleven million have gone to illegal immigrants working hard for low pay in the US.

Many other jobs were lost as the world rebuilt industries after World War II and started to compete when manufacturing returned to Germany, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and to other European and Asian countries devastated by wars such as Vietnam.

China cannot be responsible for the fifth flag either, which says “US Schools Decline”. 

China has had nothing to do with the fact that many of America’s children have had their self esteem inflated so high since the 1970s that most don’t see the need to study or read. After all, success is guaranteed. Everyone is perfect. Every dream will come true if you can think it.

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In fact, China did not force 35% of US university graduates to study psychology while less than 5% earned degrees in engineering, technology or the sciences.

If Danziger is making a statement with his political cartoon that all seven of the flags on that string are the fault of American short sightedness, greed and selfishness, he is a genius saying America must stop taking its global position for granted.

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Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too.

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