PDA

View Full Version : Seeking goods made in the USA [Post-Gazette]



MtnMan
03-07-2010, 08:56 AM
"Seeking goods made in the USA"
Sunday, March 07, 2010
By Patricia Sabatini, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Whether born of patriotism ignited by 9/11 or quality concerns triggered by tainted imports such as lead-laced toys from China, some consumers have been giving the "Buy American" mantra a fresh look.

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/10066/1040659-68.stm

I thought this article might interest participants in this forum.

--The Mountain Man

flitcraft
03-07-2010, 01:28 PM
My own "buy American" inclinations has little if anything to do patriotism, which seems oddly coupled with buying habits to me. Instead, I buy American because I care about having living wage jobs with safe and decent working conditions in this country. I care about not having the things I need shipped from around the world , adding to my carbon footprint. I care about knowing that children and other easily exploited workers aren't being exploited on my behalf. And I care very much about buying well designed, well made products that will not end up in a landfill because they wear out quickly or break or aren't satisfying my needs. And I bet I am not alone.