Economic power means a lot these days. The global market is in such a state that even small changes in the way a country spends can have big impacts on the economy as a whole. And economic power is only second to political power. This means we could all wake up one morning to discover that the world is an entirely different place.
The American economy used to be one of the biggest and best in the world. However, the position has changed very much since the 1990s. Other economies like that of China and India have now overtaken the U.S.
Despite these, there’s a lot you can do to help return the U.S economy to the place we all want it to be. You can buy American made products.
Buying these products is more than just patriotism though. It involves so much more.
Help revive the American manufacturing sector
When you buy American made goods, you contribute towards reviving the country’s manufacturing sector.
For every extra American made product you buy, you create the need to produce one more. This leads to manufacturing of more products and better overall health of the sector.
Provide more jobs
Helping the manufacturing sector means that more jobs can be created not just for the present but also for the future. You can do your part to secure the future for our children and grandchildren.
How does this happen? The more money you spend buying American made products, the more need you create for those products. This in turn creates a need for more manufacturing and eventually, more factories will open thereby providing jobs.
Help reduce the American trade deficit
Right now, America depends a lot on the products brought into the country from places like China and Mexico. This has created a trade deficit.
A trade deficit occurs when you import more than you export. We are therefore spending more money on them than they are spending on our goods. Buying more American made products helps ensure that the balance is tipped in our favor.
Help make the environment better
Studies show that current manufacturing processes in the U.S are better for the environment.. In short, when you buy American made products, you not only help the country’s economy grow, you also help make the environment better.
Apart from ensuring that processes good for the environment are used, you can also help reduce the carbon footprint of the goods we consume in America. Imagine how much fuel it takes to ship goods from China, all the way to the U.S. You can help reduce this.
Fight against human rights abuses
More and more Americans are aware of and disapprove of the human rights abuses and exploitative practices that occur in some countries.
You can do your part to end child labor and harsh working conditions by buying American made goods. The American labor system and laws are robust and you can rest assured that you’re not contributing to any human rights abuses.
Will buying American made products be more expensive?
Not necessarily. In fact, a Bloomberg article showed that the cost of goods made in China is virtually even with those made in the U.S.
It is therefore incorrect to think that buying American products is necessarily more expensive. In fact, when buying American made products, you are guaranteed quality and a good return for your money.
Do your part. Buy American.
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