An interesting article in The Boston Globe by conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby claims that the idea that "We don't make anything in America" is just wrong - we make more than any other country in the world, including China. According to Jacoby, we don't have as many manufacturing jobs in America as we used to because our factories are simply more productive per worker than other nations, not because we don't make things.

Made in the USA:  “The decline, demise, and death of America’s manufacturing sector has been greatly exaggerated,’’ says economist Mark Perry, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. “America still makes a ton of stuff, and we make more of it now than ever before in history.’’ In fact, Americans manufactured more goods in 2009 than the Japanese, Germans, British, and Italians — combined.

Leave a Reply.