@MutantScalper What are you trying to get at here? That government should control how often the banks lend, how often big or small loans are given, etc? It seems like the biggest thing about 'micro finance', is that the lender is supposed to be Joe Plebe. Now that sounds nice but very valid issues have been brought up, like the trustworthiness of mico financiers, as they have no backing from the FDIC and are not under ANY form of regulation. @Crni Vuk Yea, I have brought this up already. The biggest issue about the decline of the manufacturing industry in the states is simply this, America is the empire and citizens of the empire do not manufacture things. The citizens of the empire, CONSUME, things. We also like the things that we consume to be CHEAP. The problem is however, Americans do not WORK for CHEAP, hence, things produced in America by Americans, cannot be cheap. This is the conundrum. The Trump rhetoric about bringing back manufacturing is no different than the type of daydreaming Bernie Sanders is guilty of.