Excellent book! We have lost our manufacturing base along with tons of jobs! We don't seem to make much of anything in the US anymore... A lot of the book is promoting the author's website: http://madeinusaforever.com. I just checked it out and they do have a wide selection of quality products. They do seem a bit on the expensive side, however. But, this is coming from someone who has a limited income and is a total bargain shopper! Check it out, maybe you can help out an American worker!
Not only have we exported our jobs, but we also import so much stuff that full containers arrive on ships and go home empty. According to the Guardian, "just 15 of the world's biggest ships may now emit as much pollution as all the world's 760 million cars." The use low-grade ship bunker fuel which has up to 2,000 times the sulphur content of diesel fuel used in the US.
The author claims that if every adult in the US made a commitment to buy ONE $30 American-made product per month, we would directly create 500,000 jobs in the US! And, that is not counting all the additional jobs that would spring up surrounding this activity. Not only at suppliers and transporters but also at restaurants, and all the other local establishments where people with good jobs spend their extra money! OK, having said that, I am definitely going to find something on that list to purchase!!!
As a country, we can't afford NOT to buy American! Labor costs make up very little of the extra expense of manufacturing here. Transportation is also a big factor. Definitely recommended!