Industrial Insight

Did you know?? | January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

We Should Take More Pride in Our Manufacturing Dominance; We Still Make LOTS of Stuff Here

There are frequent claims that “nothing is made in America anymore,” because all of the manufacturing jobs and production have been outsourced to places like China, Mexico, and Korea (for example, Donald Trump makes that claim, as Don Boudreaux points out here). Such claims about U.S. manufacturing have been circulating so persistently and for so long, that most people now blindly accept these myths, even though the empirical evidence provides a completely different story—a thriving and growing U.S. manufacturing sector. (For example, see yesterday’s front page WSJ article about manufacturing being the “shining star of this recovery.”)


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