Category Archives: Outsourcing

For your reading displeasure


I read two great articles in the New York Times the day before yesterday that both have to do with my fascination with outsourcing and globalization.  The first discussed the dire environmental degradation of the soil in the Middle Kingdom … Continue reading

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Reality check


One of my favorite Monty Python skits involved the Royal Society For Putting Things on top of other Things.  During the skit, John Cleese explains that his chapter of the Society has not put one thing on top of another thing in the … Continue reading

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A timely article on apparel production in N.Y.


I just came across a great article in Time about the garment district in New York and the struggles people face making apparel in the States.  I urge you to read it.

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Shining a light on an interesting subject


Made in America. It is an important value for me. And to a lot of other Americans as well.  And as one might imagine, the issue of what is a Made in America product is not without a little controversy. I … Continue reading

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What you didn’t know about America


I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when I read the article in the China Times. I mean, consider the source. But it was so bad, it triggered a type of gag reflex in me. In the article, the Deputy … Continue reading

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What is Wal-Mart up to now?


Wal-Mart started out as a Buy American firm.  And Wal-Mart is trumpeting the fact that lots of the products they sell at their stores are made in the U.S.  But critics of Wal-Mart point out that stems from the fact … Continue reading

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Once they were lost…


I have never liked the story of the Prodigal Son. I have always identified with the son who stayed home. So while I am glad to read that we can expect a lot of jobs to come home from China … Continue reading

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It’s the Chinese this time, not the British


What are American manufacturing jobs worth? What should be done to keep them in this country? What can  we do to keep them in this country? I came across an interesting article in the New York Times about Revere Copper Products the other day.  … 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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Bucking the conventional wisdom


The statistics are fairly brutal.  America has lost over seven and a half million manufacturing jobs since 1979.  We lost two million between 1979 and 1999, almost three and a half million between 1999 and 2007 and an additional two million … Continue reading

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