Never going to happen.
You are dreaming if you think that the West or anyone else should have kept any thing or anyone at home.
You are telling me it would have been better for the UK to retain it's coal mining industry, subsidise the ass out of it, to what net gain?
You know, if you want to head down that road, with the state basically organising and sponsoring private enterprise, you're barking up the tree of socialism right there.
You are the most ass backwards thinking person here.
Never going to happen? Dreaming if the west or anyone should have kept any industry and/or related jobs at home? Are you really telling me we are so much better off shipping jobs out of the country and having a 15% unemployment rate? We are better having able bodied people on welfare than having all the nasty jobs at home? Sure, you bet we are, if you desire to live under socialism. I do not, bring the jobs back home.
Should the UK retained its coal mining industry and subsidized it? No, absolutely not. What they should have done is not taxed it out of profitability and let the free market work. Should other technologies become cost effective and affordable perhaps they would have replaced coal, its called capitalism, it works, every time its tried. But the leftists penalize coal, tax it to death and subsidize wind energy, that's called socialism, and it fails, every time.
No one said they want the state organizing, sponsoring, and promoting private enterprise, your correct, its socialism. We want the government to get the **** out of industries way and quit picking winners and losers on the taxpayers bill, and the consumers expense.
Capitalism mayo, I know it scares you but it a good thing.