Made in America? Some Things Just Aren’t

The Alliance for American Manufacturing tried to furnish its office with products made only in the USA. Some were very expensive, while others couldn't be found at any price.

Made in America? Some Things Just Aren’t Photo (cc) by Markusram

From The National Journal

Some pieces were relatively easy to find, according to the group’s executive director, Scott Paul. Trash cans, light switches, and even furniture were all readily available from well-known domestic companies. But if you want a U.S. dishwasher compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, you’ve got one choice: a single model from a line that German-based Bosch manufactures in North Carolina. It cost AAM $1190.

They couldn’t find American-made computers, TVs, phones, coffee makers, or CFL bulbs. And the cheapest microwave was $550, 10 times what they would pay for a foreign one at Walmart.

Brandon Ballenger
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