What happened to "Made in the USA"?

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. akirchner profile image95
    akirchnerposted 7 years ago

    What happened to "Made in the USA"?

    Almost every product I pick up is made in another country - what has happened to made in the USA and better yet, how can we turn this around?

  2. The Bucket Lister profile image62
    The Bucket Listerposted 7 years ago

    Outsourcing is a lot cheaper than "made in USA". Until labor in the US becomes as cheap as it is in, say, Asian countries, for example, it won't turn around. It's not just labor either, customer service, call centers, engineers, ... It's just cheaper abroad.

  3. Hound Cat profile image58
    Hound Catposted 7 years ago

    Unfortunately, everything is being outsourced to India and China.  Another casualty of the excessive greed of corporate management and unions.  There must be incentives and pressure from the private sector to get our country its jobs back.

  4. Naomi's Banner profile image76
    Naomi's Bannerposted 7 years ago

    When USA gets off their high horse and gets rid of the Union where wages have gone to all time highs then we may get to go back to made in the USA.  We demand such a high price for labor in this country that our product has priced its way out of the market.

  5. Deborah-Diane profile image85
    Deborah-Dianeposted 7 years ago

    It is getting so hard to find products that have been made in the USA.  ABC news has made this issue a bit of a crusade.  I hope this has an impact on people, and causes them to pause and looke for products that are made in America whenever they can!

  6. The Ghostwriter profile image72
    The Ghostwriterposted 7 years ago

    Pretty much the same as 'Made in England'.

    Unions, immigrants and cheap exports

  7. profile image0
    vinsanityposted 7 years ago

    Things got too expensive to pay workers here a high wage when someone else could do it for almost nothing.

  8. JayeWisdom profile image90
    JayeWisdomposted 7 years ago

    I actually use search engines to look for products carrying the "Made in the USA" label, and even then they may be made in the USA with materials from another country!

    One of the biggest problem with imported goods is that some of the countries that produce these goods do not have stringent safety regulations.

    Go ahead and buy a pair of shoes with a "Made in China" label on the bottom of the sole and see if you don't throw them away once you realize you can never (even with days of airing them outdoors) get rid of that toxic chemical smell they exude!

    I buy a lot of items online, but shoes will not feature in this list again, for the reason described above.

    Even many of the so-called "green" tote bags on display at supermarkets and other stores that were made in China have been found to contain toxic chemicals. 

    Buyer beware!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)