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Are You New to The Made In America Movement? This video is a Good Start

Made in America | Video – ABC News. Are you new to the Made in America movement? Where would be a good place to start? If you are entirely new to the movement, then I think a quick overview is in order. And probably the simplest comes from ABC News which first aired this video in March 6, 2011. It lasts 8 minutes and 44 seconds. (Sorry for the commercial). It is a compilation of seven shows.

One of their segments includes an experiment. ABC News takes an average American family and visits their house to inspect how much of their household items are made in the USA. All that is not US made is removed. And then, they are replaced with All-American products. It is a surprise how much is not made in the U.S. anymore.

Bottom line: we need to support American made products which increases American manufacturing jobs. For each American manufacturing job created, it creates another four related American jobs. We need to remember basic economic theory, manufacturing and exporting, both, create a strong economy. We have lost track of this over the past 30 years.

We still manufacture about 5% of what we need, it used to be 90%. With clothing, the U.S. manufactures about 2% of what we wear. This blog contains several entries to help you find American made clothing and if you are interested in other items made in America, then click on Best Made in USA websites. If every American spent a measly $3.33 per year on Made in USA products, it would create 10,000 new American jobs, and if it were $64 per year, another 200,000 American jobs would be created.

Diane Sawyer – ABC News




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