Friday Movie Night - Made in America

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!


Tonight's movie is more a series and an acknowledgment. ABC News has been reporting on Made in America.

They have an entire website devoted to Made in America and they are discovering some myths that only Chinese goods are cheap enough.

Here are the first two video reports in their series.




ABC is connecting products with jobs in their latest search, which car creates the most American jobs?



Next is a talk by the Alliance for American Manufacturing on trying to keep jobs in the United States.






A TV made in America?

This series is so great, I thought to myself "Maybe it's time to buy a TV and subscribe to the satellite thing." (That would be IF I can get a line-of-sight with the TV satellite, which I couldn't manage with either of the internet satellites; and, although I subscribe to a pretty-good little local rural wifi network, it's too slow to stream video.)

Anyway, that led me to google around for a TV assembled in the U.S., which it seemed to me I had read was maybe available. Of course, components would be made in Asia, I understood that. The company that I had heard about was Olevia, which (alas!) appears not to have survived the recession! (It was assembling TVs in the U.S. back in 2008.) Other than Olevia, there is Vizio -- which is HQed in the U.S., but not actually doing any manufacturing here.

My source:

Anyway, I am happy about ABC World News! Of course, the idea isn't to make everything in the U.S.A., just to balance exports and imports, but that does start at home!

What would make me much happier would be some teeny-tiny coverage of the concept of the across-the-board tariff.  Just a teeny tiny bit of coverage SOMEWHERE in mainstream media -- is that too much to hope for, considering that probably at least 50% of the U.S. public would like the idea, if it would ever be discussed?



corporate sponsors dare not mention tariffs/VATS

But you bet they should be mentioning these. This is why I decided to recommend their series. Normally you won't hear a word of "hello, products made in the U.S. mean jobs in the U.S." on any media...

or if you do, they will blast screaming "protectionist", which is absurd.

But notice their prices, they found it's not more expensive and check out the parts and jobs for the "American" car versus the "foreign" car.