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    19 Mar '18 08:35
    Does this article make a good point?

    http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/43810-steel-tariffs-and-doctors-a-teachable-moment
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    19 Mar '18 14:56
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    Does this article make a good point?

    http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/43810-steel-tariffs-and-doctors-a-teachable-moment
    No, because imported steel is of the same quality as exported steel. A doctor trained in the United States is probably not the same as a foreign doctor. If doctors were equivalent we certainly should take advantage of cheaper prices and import services at cheaper prices.
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    19 Mar '18 14:58
    Originally posted by @quackquack
    No, because imported steel is of the same quality as exported steel. A doctor trained in the United States is probably not the same as a foreign doctor. If doctors were equivalent we certainly should take advantage of cheaper prices and import services at cheaper prices.
    Here is an excerpt from the article:

    "While it is reasonable to have high standards to ensure that the people who practice medicine are competent, it is absurd to imagine that the only way a person can become a competent doctor is by completing a US residency program. There is a considerable amount of research showing that other wealthy countries have comparable outcomes, indicating that their training is as good as ours, at least from the standpoint of treating patients."
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    19 Mar '18 15:33
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    Here is an excerpt from the article:

    "While it is reasonable to have high standards to ensure that the people who practice medicine are competent, it is absurd to imagine that the only way a person can become a competent doctor is by completing a US residency program. There is a considerable amount of research showing that other wealthy countries hav ...[text shortened]... ting that their training is as good as ours, at least from the standpoint of treating patients."
    The US certainly does not believe foreign doctors are equivalent to ours. If they aren't then perhaps foreign doctors aren't adequate substitutes. If goods are equivalent then we certainly shouldn't have tariffs as in all contexts it makes us pay more for the same goods/ services.
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    20 Mar '18 07:00
    Originally posted by @quackquack
    The US certainly does not believe foreign doctors are equivalent to ours. If they aren't then perhaps foreign doctors aren't adequate substitutes. If goods are equivalent then we certainly shouldn't have tariffs as in all contexts it makes us pay more for the same goods/ services.
    A US residency program will make them good doctors? Please explain.
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    20 Mar '18 12:37
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    A US residency program will make them good doctors? Please explain.
    It's not the residency of the doctors. It's the training of the doctors.
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    21 Mar '18 01:17
    Originally posted by @quackquack
    It's not the residency of the doctors. It's the training of the doctors.
    Tell that to our government. They only require residency.
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    21 Mar '18 05:11
    Been welding steel plate and pipe for over 40 yrs. You're talking out your arse. Big diff in how steel is manufactured.
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    23 Mar '18 13:55
    Originally posted by @kquinn909
    Been welding steel plate and pipe for over 40 yrs. You're talking out your arse. Big diff in how steel is manufactured.
    You are claiming to be an expert because you are a welder? LOL!
    I work with barbed wire fence. Does that make me an expert on trade? LOL!
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    23 Mar '18 14:08
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    You are claiming to be an expert because you are a welder? LOL!
    I work with barbed wire fence. Does that make me an expert on trade? LOL!
    Steel quality varies, you don't need to be a self declared expert to know it, but if you'd handled enough of it you would know too.
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    23 Mar '18 14:40
    Originally posted by @wajoma
    Steel quality varies, you don't need to be a self declared expert to know it, but if you'd handled enough of it you would know too.
    I'm sure manufacturers know about it well. Anybody would buy the best quality they can for the price. What is your point?
    Do you have a point at all?
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