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DHL – Business or International Politics?

Is DHL aka Deutsche post’s decision to pull out of the USA a Business or a Political decision?  You have to wonder why a company with almost two (that’s a 2) Billion dollar bottom line would pull out of one of the worlds largest business countries. 

Is it because they were not making a profit in this county or does the reason go deeper?  One thing to keep in mind is that DHL was one of the three major express package delivery companies in this country.  It is also a foreign based company.  Though I am not against foreign investment into business in this country, it does point out the vulnerability of a company totally controlled by one.  It is every businesses right to make a decision to close out part of their business base, for what ever reason they feel is needed. 

The difference in this case, is the reason does not take into account any concerns for the thousands of American employees whose livelihoods depends on those jobs being eliminated.  Would things have been different if this were an American company with an international base of business.  Based on history, how many American company’s have closed their US based operations and remained in business in only countries outside the USA?

As we move forward in this Global Economy, we do not want to be isolationists and do need to continue to conduct business with other countries.  But, I would ask the question, does our government need to do just a little bit more negotiating when “We the People”, let them in?

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January 26, 2009 - Posted by | Business, Politics, thinking | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Very suspicious, isn’t it? After DHL bought up all the little freight companies and turned a profitable Airborne Express into a dumping ground, it left just the 3 major players. My hunches are teaming up with UPS and controlling the freight business.

    Comment by Scrappy | February 5, 2009 | Reply

  2. AIG. Don’t even what to get started…..

    Comment by Clark | March 16, 2009 | Reply


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