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Editorial A reader asks: "Can someone comment on the legality of using my brother's old Snow Leopard DVD to install OS X? My brother has Lion, so why can't he choose to give it to me? It doesn't violate Apple's 1 license per 1 computer policy."
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RE: How it works in Brazil
by Hussein on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 08:41 UTC in reply to "How it works in Brazil"
Hussein
Member since:
2008-11-22

I don't believe you. Brazil is pro-consumer? Then why do Brazilians pay thru the roof for their products due to tariffs among others?

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RE[2]: How it works in Brazil
by Kivada on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 05:13 in reply to "RE: How it works in Brazil"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Simple economics, you need import tariffs to dissuade importation that which they should be making in their own country.

It's the lack of import tariffs that is killing the US as it's killing the US consumer base by exporting labor over seas in the name of artificially low prices in the short term.

High import tariffs lead to more companies hiring more workers to make consumer products in state, thus having more people in said state with the money to buy said goods thus building your consumer base and raising your nation's overall standard of living.

Exporting your labor only kills off your consumer base because you can't have an entire economy based on the financial or service industries. To do so is to make your economy a house of cards, a nudge in any direction causes the whole thing to collapse in on itself.

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RE[3]: How it works in Brazil
by Hussein on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 08:08 in reply to "RE[2]: How it works in Brazil"
Hussein Member since:
2008-11-22

Somethings will never be made in Brazil, leaving Brazilians with nothing to buy. You can have your controlled economy and your tariffs. I'd rather pay less for my stuff and if local companies want to win me they need to be competitive. Protectionism and tariffs don't work.

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