Category Archives: Apple

Way to Go Motorola!


I am so happy that we are starting to have high-tech consumer goods firms reshore their production back to the States.  You can buy an American assembled Element flat panel TV made by members of our extended American family working … Continue reading

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Coming to their senses


The allure of the Middle Kingdom is starting to wear off for American firms that offshored  their production.  As documented in a recent article in Bloomberg Business Week, all sorts of American manufacturers are reshoring their production to this country. … Continue reading

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Get in line!


Reshoring. Not the most elegant word, but a word that I love hearing. More and more firms are joining the movement of moving the production of their products back to the U.S. Reshoring is the phenomenon of American firms moving … Continue reading

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Be quiet my trembling heart!


In a recent interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook,  he was asked  whether any of Apple products would ever be made on our shores.  Mr. Cook indicated that he “hopes” Apple could actually assemble its products in the US.  Cook also stated … Continue reading

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But Clyde, why don’t you tell us what you really think?


If you have been reading this blog for the last few months, you know I have written plenty of posts critical of Apple’s labor practices and its steadfast commitment to outsourcing the assembly of its products.  But I am a … Continue reading

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You don’t say!


As I told you a while back, Apple hired the Fair Labor Association to carry out investigations to ensure that their contractor Foxconn runs their plants in a safe and ethical manner.  The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending sweatshop … Continue reading

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The “Bring It Home” campaign


I came across an article the other day about a firm attempting to bring production of its products back to the U.S. from China.  Dansko, a company based in this country, makes 80% of its clogs in China and 20% of its … Continue reading

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Mythical like the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny


Sure we are running $300 billion annual trade deficits with the Chinese.  But don’t worry, that is about to turn around, take the Washington Post’s word for it.  Soon Chinese consumers are going to be snapping up the products of American companies … Continue reading

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I find this very confusing


I recently wrote a post about a January 21, 2012 N.Y. Times article regarding Apple’s need to be in China.  The Times reporters took at face value a statement from a “former high-ranking Apple executive” that “The entire supply chain is in … Continue reading

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Where have I heard this before?


There must be a memo circulating around Forbes.com that goes something like this:  Under no circumstances is the idea that Apple can make any of its products in this country to be countenanced.  In all articles it must be clearly … Continue reading

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