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How important is "Made in the USA" to you?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Teger, Feb 25, 2013.

How important is "Made in the USA" to you?

  1. I am willing to pay a premium for "Made in the USA"

    70 vote(s)
    64.8%
  2. I am not willing to pay a premium for "Made in the USA"

    38 vote(s)
    35.2%
  1. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    No, but will check it out actually. Thanks.

    For the record, it's not a secret either that immigrant workers in the U.S. are routinely mistreated. The agricultural industry might be the worst offender. And undocumented immigrants basically have no rights since they can't go to any authority to report abuse without fear of being deported. And yet the economy is completely reliant on these people. Pretty messed up...
     
  2. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    It goes on to a fair degree over here too (probably not to the same extent, but we don't have a land border with a poor country).
     
  3. the shivman

    the shivman Senior member

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    Yes for the simple reason that the resale value for made in america is much better then something made in china. plus the sweatshop shit.
     
  4. Outlaw 06

    Outlaw 06 Member

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    This is an interesting thread on a topic that’s near and dear to me.

    So far, I agree with a lot of what “DC Office Hack” has written except for the implication that non-college graduates are “bottom of the barrel”. I work with some very bright, highly skilled, hard-working people who lack college degrees and who prefer working with their hands. Simply put, college isn’t for everyone and far too many college degree programs don’t pass a simple cost-benefit analysis either (e.g. the opportunity cost of wasting 4 years and incurring massive debt to earn a degree in Sociology, Art History, Mayan Feminism, etc.). Additionally, not everyone strives to work in the service industry, or for government, or in a cubicle shuffling paperwork and performing mind-numbing tasks behind a computer for 8 hours a day…

    Hard-working, blue-collar, middle-class Americans are the ones being forsaken by so-called “free trade” agreements and by the many short-sighted American companies that outsource their manufacturing overseas.

    I'm willing to pay a "buy American" premium to do what little I can to help keep good-paying middle-class manufacturing jobs in the US.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2013

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