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IMO, we need to trim the current accounts deficit. This can be helped by massive "Made in the USA" and "Buy American" campaigns.

I recently bought a laptop. I bought an American brand on purpose. I wish that everybody would use the country of origin as a factor in their purchase decisions.

What brand laptop is that? Last I checked, there are no laptops made in the USA, except for the ones Ben Heck makes.
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What brand laptop is that? Last I checked, there are no laptops made in the USA, except for the ones Ben Heck makes.

"Made" is a nebulous term. It might mean assembled, or contracted for, or designed and packaged, or just about anything. For example, American cars contain major sub-assemblies which are designed, fabricated and assembled overseas.

I bought a Dell, which is a company traded on American stock exchanges. Their corporate offices are here, and most of their shareholders are here. There's a lot bigger proportion of American jobs created by companies like Apple and Dell than by, for example, Fujitsu.

I understand that every American company uses overseas sources for various functions. I like the idea of keeping the profits for ourselves as much as possible.
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Originally Posted by iGenius View Post

"Made" is a nebulous term. It might mean assembled, or contracted for, or designed and packaged, or just about anything. For example, American cars contain major sub-assemblies which are designed, fabricated and assembled overseas.

I bought a Dell, which is a company traded on American stock exchanges. Their corporate offices are here, and most of their shareholders are here. There's a lot bigger proportion of American jobs created by companies like Apple and Dell than by, for example, Fujitsu.

I understand that every American company uses overseas sources for various functions. I like the idea of keeping the profits for ourselves as much as possible.

Hypocrisy alert? "I am OK with wages (labor) being outsourced, but not profits (capital)."

Why one and not the other, iGenius?
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