The American Consumer

The American Consumer.  The last line of defense against the flood of competition from cheap products made by cheap labor in overcrowded sweatshops.

The American Consumer.  He has built fortunes in our country and is building fortunes in foreign countries, such as China, India and Mexico.

He must turn his gaze homeward now and look to build modest fortunes once again in America.  He knows he can do this.  All he needs to do is insist that some of the products that he buys are made right here in America.

What is meant by “made in America.”  It means the products are assembled in America.  Because of globalization, many of the components that go into the manufacture of many products come from the four corners of the globe.  This is not likely to change significantly in the future, but the assembly of such components into finished goods can easily shift back to America.

There is evidence that U.S. manufacturing is on the rebound.  With help from the American Consumer, U.S. manufacturing can successfully bring back the glory days of the U.S. economy.  Before finding manufacturing jobs for others, we must endeavor to find such jobs for Americans.  Buying American made products will add to U.S. employment and keep Americans employed in meaningful jobs.

In our next post, we will present electronics and high-tech products that are made in America.  It is our hope that Americans will develop a preference for those home-made products.

 

 

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The American Consumer.  The last line of defense against the flood of competition from cheap products made by cheap labor.

The American Consumer.  He has built fortunes in the past and is building fortunes once again in foreign countries, such as China, India, Mexico, Japan and South Korea.

He must now turn his gaze homeward and look to build modest fortunes once again in America.  He knows he can do this.  All he needs to do is insist that many – not all – products that he buys are made right here in America.

This website will list products that are manufactured in the U.S.  What does “manufactured” mean?  It means the products are assembled in the U.S.  We realize that because of globalization many components that go into the assembly of finished products come from all over the world.  We can therefore realistically expect that U.S. manufactured products will continue using components that come from the four corners of the globe.  Hopefully, U.S. manufacturers will start making the components that are used to assemble their products.  That is a goal for the foreseeable future.

In our next blog, we will discuss electronics and high-tech products.  Stay tuned.