It’ll Still be “Made in America”

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email In this Washington Post article, The town that pork built tries to digest Smithfield sale (pun obviously intended) the residents of Smithfield, Virginia (USA) react to news of the sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese buyer. Smithfield Foods is the world’s largest pork producer. The Chinese rank 9th (yes only 9th) among the world’s eaters of pork. On May 30th,...

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Hangers & Catfish Wars

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 | 2 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email In another example of how our globalized economy makes the concept of U.S. vs. “them” obsolete, recent news broadcasts have announced that it may soon become more expensive to get our clothes dry-cleaned. Why? The cost of steel wire hangers may soon go up. Why? The United States is considering placing increased taxes, known as anti-dumping duties, on wires being...

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Another Look Behind the Label

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email An earlier post discussed the reality behind the proliferation of “Made in China” (or other countries) labels on the goods that we purchase. The product of outsourcing of the manufacturing processes, these labels can nevertheless hide the origin of other often more valuable inputs, such as the design and brand of the product. The post challenged readers to “look...

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“Made in the World”: What’s Behind the Label?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email The labels on our purchased items that purport to tell us where the products were made are often misleading. They are the result of labeling laws that ignore today’s reality of global supply chains. This is why I find the series on ABC News which challenges its viewers to reject products simply because they do not carry a “Made in America” label so misleading and...

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