Foreign ideas: What immigrants think about Americans and money

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  • Jim987 West Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 21, 2014 5:10 p.m.

    The reason why Americans have so much junk in our homes and why landfills and thrift stores get filled is because we buy junk. Most of this junk comes from China and lasts only a day or two before it ends up in the garbage. I spent a few hundred dollars on "junk" for Christmas for my kids. I am making a promise to never buy anything that will just end up in the garbage anymore. I think that would be a good resolve for all of America, given it might hurt China for a little while but they would soon adapt by making higher quality products. As long as Americans will buy junk, China will produce the junk!!! Not to say everything Americ produces isn't junk either and not to say everything China produces is junk.

    Jan. 21, 2014 10:38 a.m.

    A new award-winning worldwide book/ebook by ex-Salt Laker Lance Johnson that helps explain the role, struggles, and contributions of immigrants and minorities is "What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z: How to Understand Crazy American Culture, People, Government, Business, Language and More.” It paints a revealing picture of America for anyone who will benefit from a better understanding. Endorsed by ambassadors, educators, and editors, it also informs those who want to learn more about the last remaining superpower and how we compare to other nations on many issues.
    As the book points out,forty percent of Fortune 500 companies were started by an immigrant or a child of an immigrant, creating 10 million jobs and seven out of ten top brands in our country.
    More importantly, they come to improve their lives and create a foundation of success for their children to build upon, as did the author’s grandparents when they landed at Ellis Island in 1899 after losing 2 children to disease on a cramped cattle car-like sailing from Europe to the Land of Opportunity and then on to Zion. However, most struggle in their efforts and need guidance in Anytown, USA.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 6:15 a.m.

    I enjoyed the perspectives of the people in the story. We do have a different realm of living. The mentality of it all is hard one to change if your trying to get out of dept.