Monthly Archives: July 2012

Coming to their senses


The allure of the Middle Kingdom is starting to wear off for American firms that offshored  their production.  As documented in a recent article in Bloomberg Business Week, all sorts of American manufacturers are reshoring their production to this country. … Continue reading

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Way to go MSNBC!


More and more media outlets are featuring Made in the USA stories. The most recent entrant into this field is MSNBC. Over the last few weeks I have seeing lots of Made in the USA stories on the MSNBC blog.  … Continue reading

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Comparative advantage ain’t what it’s cracked up to be!


When you want to justify something, it always helps to have a theory to fall back on.  In explaining the meteoric rise of the U.S.’s trade deficit with China, many commentators harken back to the theory of comparative advantage authored by the economist David … Continue reading

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What a pleasant surprise!


I love surprises. I got a great surprise yesterday. The surprise had to do with a product made by members of our extended American family. Which if you have been reading my blog for any period of time is probably not that surprising … Continue reading

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I’m not so sure that’s a good idea


How would you like a monthly rebate check? For 20% of what you spend each month on products made by members of our extended American family? Well Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., would like to give it to you.  Honda has proposed … Continue reading

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