What are American manufacturing jobs worth?
What should be done to keep them in this country?
What can we do to keep them in this country?
I came across an interesting article in the New York Times about Revere Copper Products the other day. The article discusses what may need to be done to help manufacturing concerns flourish in this country. It turns out that the State of New York provides Revere with below market rate electricity to power the copper making machinery at the Revere plant in Rome, NY. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have much of a problem with that. Cutting Revere a bit of a deal on its electrical costs so it can keep producing its products in New York seems like a reasonable bargain. What do you think?
But rather than get involved in the politics of such an issue, I suggest a far simpler method of supporting domestic producers: just buy what they make. Unfortunately, it appears that Revere Ware CopperBottom cookware is no longer made in the USA. But if you want American made cookware, check out my earlier blog post on it.