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I really wish shareholder would sacrifice a little profit to allow these to be made in the states. So many US jobs.

Manufacturing in China uses large numbers of human beings because labor is cheap there. Manufacturing in the USA strives to use minimal human involvement through automation because of the high cost of labor there. Companies moving production of goods back to the United States will not necessarily add a significant amount of jobs.

No but the jobs created will be American, feed american families, and those job skills can be transferred to create other American businesses.

I'm so glad I did not choose mechanical engineering as a college major, and instead opted for Computer Sciences. I wasn't around during the 70s and 80s but it appears the jobs in the engineering field has dried up.

Programming appears to be the only field that has resisted globalization, and even then there is still massive offshoring.

You left something out of your calculation:

When industrial production comes back to the US, the price of consumer goods will rise. Consumers will not be able to afford as much at those higher prices, so some American businesses will lose customers. People will be laid off in other sectors of the economy because of the reduced demand.

Overall, your plan would just shift jobs from other sectors of the economy into manufacturing. The average American would be able to afford less, not more. In other words, Americans would likely be poorer as a result of this policy.

There isn't some magic rule that restricting imports leads to greater prosperity. There are costs to restricting imports, and in general, those costs outweigh the benefits (especially for developed countries).

No, the jobs in engineering field has not dried up. I wish people did some research before spewing up lies. "But every engineering occupation has added jobs, the most coming among mechanical engineers." - https://www.forbes.com/sites/emsi/2014/09/12/the-most-in-dem...

If you thought iPhones are expensive now how much do you think they will be built with American labor? How many Americans do you think will want those jobs building iPhones almost nonstop for up to 12 hours a day?

At most about $100 more than they cost now.


At any rate, I think at some point we need to stop looking at the economic argument and do what's best for US labor, US citizens, and human rights/health/the environment worldwide. Just how much are cheap electronics worth?

It would be closer to 5 Americans working as security guards to keep anyone from breaking in and damaging the robots

Well you could get to vote on it by becoming a shareholder. Though, once you became a shareholder, I think you would change your mind on this particular point.

Moreover, Americans don’t want these jobs in the first place. Working in factories isn’t the future of labor in America, and we as a society really need to stop fetishizing this kind of “honest” blue collar work.

Not every Apple customer is US American

that is just not how it works

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