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Published On: Thu, Apr 23rd, 2015

Buying Made in America Products Allow You to Support and Save the Economy

Today, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find products that have been made in this country from start to finish. In the 60s, as much as 90% of all products purchased here were also made her. Now, over 50% is made in foreign countries. But just what is the impact of that on our country?

Statistics on Buying Foreign Products

A recent report on Christmas shopping made it really clear why people should start focusing on made in America products. The average family spends $700 on their Christmas shopping. If they were to commit to making sure just $64 of that is spent on products made in this country, some 200,000 new jobs would be created, which is huge. If more could be spent, it would mean further job opportunities and economic growth.

photo by Infrognation of New Orleans Flickr

photo by Infrognation of New Orleans Flickr

Why You Should Buy Made in America Products

1. It helps the U.S. economy, as it keeps tax dollars in this country.

2. It creates jobs, which means people have more disposable income and cost the welfare system less.

3. Quality control in this country is stringent, which means products are crafted much better as well.

4. The standards of manufacturing are much higher here as well. They also focus on lowering a carbon footprint, which means pollution is reduced too.

5. There are no issues around child or slave labor in this country. There is no exploitation of children or workers.

6. You may unknowingly fund causes that are not supportive of our country by buying foreign products.

7. You can be guaranteed that your product is completely safe. For instance, toys will not contain lead, as some of the ones from China did.

8. You know that people are paid a fair wage for their work.

How Do Find Made in America Products?

When you are shopping, you need to read the label. Even if you shop online, label information should be made readily available. Additionally, there are a number of websites that have collated lists of products that have been made in this country.

However, you need to make sure that these lists are up to date. Some products that were traditionally made here may have moved abroad during the recession, if it was found to be cheaper. You will also notice that those who do create made in America products will generally be very proud of this, so they will advertise this fact quite clearly.

More and more people are starting to understand that they should commit to buying local products. In doing so, they support the country and allow people in their own communities and even streets to live a productive life. This, in turn, allows them to purchase more products, leading to further job growth and so on.

As research shows, if you just spend $64 of every $700, which is less than 10%, on locally made products, you will truly transform the national economy. That is something we can all get behind.

Guest Author: Lolita Di

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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