Tag Archives: China

Say it ain’t so!


  As I digested my Thanksgiving dinner and watched the Seattle Seahawks demolish the 49ers on Thursday evening, I started seeing the first of the Black Friday ads.  I can’t remember what store was offering them for sale on Friday, … Continue reading

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Important news I forgot to tell you about


It has been a crazy couple of weeks and I have not had time to do any posting.  So here are a bunch of Made in America tidbits I wanted to let you know about. Cooking with Gas If you … Continue reading

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The less said the better


I am not a fan of the nation of China.  Millions of jobs previously held by members of our extended American family are now performed in the Middle Kingdom.  But there are plenty of other reasons to view the Great Panda with disdain. … Continue reading

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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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The Country that just keeps on giving


If you have read my blog over the past two years, you know that I am not the greatest fan of China.  And given the amazingly shoddy quality control in the Middle Kingdom, I would sooner jump off the Empire … Continue reading

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Two articles not to be missed


I am constantly reading up on all things made in America, and wanted to let you know about two articles on reshoring that are really worth reading.  The first was in the Chicago Tribune last week, and dealt with Wal-Mart’s … Continue reading

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Another gift from our friends in the Middle Kingdom


I read a great book on Chinese manufacturing last year.  It’s titled Poorly Made in China, An Insider’s Account of the China Production Game and was written by Paul Midler.  Paul’s book details how Chinese manufacturing firms shave costs in production … 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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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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Comparative advantage ain’t what it’s cracked up to be!


When you want to justify something, it always helps to have a theory to fall back on.  In explaining the meteoric rise of the U.S.’s trade deficit with China, many commentators harken back to the theory of comparative advantage authored by the economist David … Continue reading

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