Alliance for American Manufacturing Unable to Furnish Office With Stuff Made In The USA
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January 17, 2013 - 11:15am
The Alliance for American Manufacturing has a new office and set out to see if they could furnish it entirely with stuff made in the USA. Aaron Wiener reports that the answer was no:
The short answer is no. There were certain things—electronics, mostly—that simply couldn't be found from American producers. But for the most part, AAM has succeeded in its mission, and its office is something of a showcase of American manufacturing.
"The point of this office is to show it's a lot easier than you think," says AAM executive director
Our tour began in one of the small offices, where Paul showed off a desk from Washington state. But things took a turn downhill from there, when we got to the products
on the desk.
Something to say about this is that I think the large size of the United States somewhat distorts people's view of this issue. Take...
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