Jun 092012
 

JUNE 9th to JUNE 23rd, 2012

 

BUYING AMERICA BACK
by ALAN UKE

SYNOPSIS:
San Diego entrepreneur Uke presents a straightforward thesis in this engaging policy proposal: consumer thirst for cheap imports has strangled U.S. manufacturing employment and stifled our economy. The manufacturing sector, which lost 5.2 million jobs from 2000 to 2010, accounts for only 10% of the economy compared with its dominant role in 1965. Uke explodes the myth of a shift to high-tech output and notes that Germany and other countries with higher labor costs than ours compete successfully with Asia. He argues convincingly that the offshore exodus of production facilities entails the loss of high-paying spinoff jobs, the departure of R&D facilities and other centers of innovation, and the erosion of service-sector jobs. The proper response, Uke plausibly argues, is not across-the-board protectionism or isolationism, but empowering the consumer by toughening disclosure of country-of-origin product data. Accurate disclosure would enable consumers to reward local producers or those with high local-product content. Uke perceptively points out that this approach is increasingly popular with food, and prevalent in many other countries. Determined consumer leadership on this issue, he maintains, could goad Congress into action and prompt corporations to revive domestic production. Uke’s refreshingly invective-free writing and hands-on manufacturing experience compel our consideration; his proposal is simple and his goals are lofty. Attention should be paid. Agent: Bill Gladstone. (Apr.)
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  2. not much, i’m already on the bottom of the food chain

  3. We are making less money but the price of everything keeps going up.

  4. The crashing of the economy really hit us hard, in the first wave I lost my manufacturing job and our household income was cut in half literally. We’ve really had to re-adjust our lifestyles accordingly and it was very difficult. We hope to never be back in the position! Bringing back our economy and making products in the USA once more is something that is important to me because it really does effect us all!

  5. It really hasn’t affected us negatively. We live in ND where there is an oil boom, so we have been pretty blessed.

  6. The economy has effected me so much in recent years. It is hard to get clients to pay their bills

  7. The economy has not effected us strongly yet because my husband is military. We still have consitent pay. However, price of living has rose and that has been hard. He is also getting out soon and we will be effected

  8. It hasn’t really effected me. It hasn’t helped or hurt me.

  9. I just don’t buy like i used to

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