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If there were a "Made in the U.S.A." section in each store department

Would you be more inclined to look in that section first if it were distinguished from the rest of the product?

Would you like to see this in a local store?

Do you think this could cause societal pressure and a trend toward buying more U.S. made products?

Do you own a store and would you experiment with this as the owner?



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Nope.

Made in the USA means nothing any more. American made doesn't mean better quality nor a better price.

Besides, buying foreign made products helps hide inflation. I'm doing my part. :-)

it is called the isles.

I would be shocked if there were a single thing sold at retail outlets that was made in the USA.

I bought a new pair of red wing shoes today and asked the lady which lines were 100% made in the USA. She said none.

She said the last red wing shoe to roll off a usa assembly line was there 2406 line about 4 years ago.

Wake up America .... Pitts off!

True!

Red Wings are unfortunately no longer made in the USA. Other brands are. Guess which last longer, and which I wear currently...

I had been a loyal customer of Red Wings for decades. No more.

Wolverine?

I would not be surprised if the components are made in China and just enough final assembly is performed at the Michigan plant to be able to carry the USA label.

Red Wing does the same thing still in some of their lines, but I call bullshit on that. And the store manager had the same opinion.

I currently have 3 - 2406s. The oldest pair is from the 1980s. I bought a second pair in the late 90s and I just bought a third pair.

The difference is staggering.

Schnee's

are made in the USA of primarily USA materials. Schnee's are made in Montana out of leather tanned in state from cows raised here. I got a kick out of that when I first found out.

I don't rightly know where the Thinsulate is from, nor the rubber that they mold into soles, but for a relatively inexpensive boot (under $300 for the Schnee's flagship model) I'd rather get quality and locally made than Red Wing imports.

EDIT: The rubber used for the soles is imported raw, then vulcanized here and molded. I just had to find out!

I don't see any stores outside of Montana.

Do you know if they are expanding?

Their product looks top notch.

I don't see a work boot under that line.

I see a Danner work boot, but it says it is imported.

I have a narrow foot and they don't make them narrow.

I have no idea if they're expanding

but if I had to guess I would say no. The family that owns the stores are very local. Have you called and asked about getting a particular size shipped to you? They're pretty good about things like that. :)

they don't have a work boot ....

but if I am in the market in the future for another shoe, I will definitely consider it.

what you would find

is that nobody can afford the stuff that is made in the USA anymore.

Ron brought the Liberty movement together, Rand is expanding the crap out of it! :)

Nope…

I'd buy the best quality at the cheapest price…

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

Not free market, not libertarian.

Blind allegiance to buying locally is not a libertarian concept, nor a free market concept, nor is it particularly good for consumers, the economy, or the USA.
Buying from where products are made better and cheaper frees up capital which can be used locally for local products which may be made better or cheaper. This encourages progress, innovation, and efficiency.
Blindly buying products locally ties up capital in potentially inferior or higher priced goods and services. Yes it would move local economies, but saving money by buying foreign products frees up money which could be used on local services or items which happen to actually be better.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

Yes and No

I private store should be able to have any aisle they wish.

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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

A 'Made in USA' section would be great

A 'Made in Virginia' section would be even better, especially in my local firearms store.

Continue with that line of reasoning.....

....Why not have a "Made in my hometown" section? Every city could have their own automobile plant and everyone buys from them. Forget shopping for the best car companies which can give you a great product at a good price. We just all buy everything from the local store. Imagine how expensive most essentials would be, and how inferior to today's products. Imagine if people didn't buy the Ford Model T because it wasn't made in their town. That car revolutionized how we travel, but it would have never been a success and never been mass produced because people had a blind allegiance to their home town, so they kept on buying inferior cars for higher prices from home town automakers.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

That's a great idea

Free trade in general is a benefit to both parties of the transaction. The so called free trade agreements our governments have negotiated is no benefit to either the worker nor the consumer. It is however an advantage to the large multinational corporations who can side step the regulations (some good some bad) such as worker safety, environmental, and basic human rights. Maybe we should trade freely with countries who have the same laws we do and not trade with countries who don't.

IF

If you have the room to make a display of products made in the USA, go for it.. put up Americans flags.. I'm sure it will attract attention, good comments, and be interesting to the majority of customers.

Sounds like you're asking for feedback...so...

I wouldn't personally be influenced by whether it was made in the USA or not. Furthermore...

If your goal is to promote the economic prosperity of yourself and your neighbors (or even your fellow countrymen), the best thing to promote is free trade in which all goods are judged solely on their merit (quality of the good and cost). This environment is the best way for those close to you to reach their highest possible standard of living for several reasons:
1) it maximizes their purchasing power and provides them with a greater variety of goods
2) it expands the number of markets into which they can sell their products, and ensures their products will be welcome and also judged on merit
3) it provides producers more opportunities to pursue specific niches
4) it encourages all of us to pursue our competitive advantages and thus produce better quality products at lower cost

"Invented in USA"


"Made" "Invented in USA!" 2 minute history lesson.

The UNIVAC I (Universal Automatic Computer) was the first commercially available, “mass produced” electronic computer manufactured by Remington Rand in the USA and was delivered to the US Census Bureau in June 1951. It used 5,200 vacuum tubes and consumed 125 kW of power. 46 machines were sold at more than $1 million each.

Who Invented the First Computer?

The answer to the question “who invented the first computer” depends of your definition of a computer.

The first known counting devices or tools were Tally Sticks from about 35,000 BC.

The Abacus was then invented by the Babylonians in 2400 BC.

In 1837, Charles Babbage, a British professor of mathematics described his idea for the Analytical Engine, the first stored-program mechanical computer. The Analytical Engine was designed to be powered by a steam engine and was to use Punched Cards, which was used to program mechanical looms at the time.

What made the Analytical Engine unique was that it was designed to be programmed.

It was because of this and the fact that it would be more than 100 years that any similar devices would be constructed, Charles Babbage, would be considered by many as the “father of computing”. Because of legal, financial, and political obstacles, the Analytical Machine would never be completed. Charles Babbage was also difficult to work with and alienated the supporters of his work.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

$1,000,000 equaled 28,571.4 troy oz of gold in 1951.

$1,000,000 equals 909.09 troy oz of gold in 2013.

Or 70,000 Silver Dollars.

Takes less silver and gold to be a Millionaire today.

Free includes debt-free!

Such sections

would be nice, but here in Montana I've seen lots of products emblazoned not with a "Made in USA" but a "Made Locally in MT" or "Made in Montana".

Local production, local consumption. That's my preference. I try not to buy anything made out of state, never mind things made outside of the country.

I like your idea of a section only showcasing USA goods, though. Seems like a great idea!

I would personally be inclined to shop in such a section first, yes.

I have already seen some displays like this in local stores, and would love to see more.

The "Made in Montana" movement, complete with State logo and stickers provided at cost by the state, has exploded in the past few years. I do believe it caused a strengthening of the trend with buying local.

I don't own a storefront, but I do own a small business. I get asked regularly where I have items produced, and I'm happy to say I source raw materials only from the USA and produce everything myself here in Montana. If I had a storefront, I would have an exclusive section without any hesitation!

I was thinking

a whole American made items store.

It use to be you had a choice to buy American or foreign (now China) but now there really is no choice everything is made in China and we are making them rich and their stuff is junk and even poisonous.

I think it would be a good marketing tactic and would gain traction, problem is finding American products.

Took me an hour to find an American made floor jack - if interested go to usjack.com

Also for American made incandescent light bulbs go here, I am actually giving a dozen as gifts.

http://www.newcandescent.com

The Made in the U.S. store is a dozen miles from me.

It is well known and does well.

Understanding what exactly is, made in u.s., is important. Only a certain percentage of the complete product needs to be made in u.s. It could be just the labor, not that inks, dyes, thread, labels... were made here.

However, whatever can keep people working here is great.

Depends.

It would be great to have made in u.s. goods.

I design Freedom message's for screen printing on Liberty apparel and vend them at all sorts of events on weekends. They are not u.s. made. People would have to fork over more frn's if they were. Comments are minimal concerning the non-u.s. made price, with less comments concerning where they are made.

Originally, I wanted to do u.s. made, organic, clothing. We don't grow enough organic cotton in the u.s. for a 100% u.s. cotton grown/made good. The shirts would then have to sell for an even higher price.

I concluded that we would not have enough sales to warrant getting our message out there full time, as I am doing, with a u.s. made good.

Those that make either comments, I help educate them on loss of purchasing power and steer them to study history.

I had...

a line of t-shirts I designed and I did one that was 100% Made in the U.S.A. It's quality from fabric, stitching and screen printing was exceptional. The shirt did sell, even at the high cost of $25 each and those who did buy them told me how well it was made. But if I were to do it all over again I would have used imported products, it's 1/2 the cost. No one cares anymore, most people would just say I'd buy it if it were $15 even though my product was superior in many respects.

Made in U.S.A. does not seem to be helpful in the graphic tee industry. LOL

Agreed.

What I end up explaining is that, with more sales I can hire workers.

I manage Oath Keepers online store...

OathKeepersGear.com and I have found it very difficult to buy/sell affordable products that are Made in the USA. I get quite a few complaints about the cost of some of our products, but with our type of organization we MUST sell products that are made in America only.

So anyone looking to buy Made in America products for the Holiday season please visit our online store, everything in our store is Made in the USA. And if you mention something about the Daily Paul in the comment section when placing an order I will make sure to add a little something in your order as a bonus (most likely bumper stickers).

Yes, and to the extent its practical I do it already

when I buy things that are reasonably costly, and I know where they're from, I always buy American (or Canadian).

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

If there was a GMO section in every grocery store

I would avoid it completely; it would make shopping much easier.

the mop bucket

in the janitor's closet? No no no wait, a mob of effeminate teenagers texting each other?

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

What the heck is made in America still?

Let's see, food, guns, movies, car batteries, oil, and, ugh..........need some help here???

kind people rock