We invite you to spend time on this site, and share what you find with your friends. As you delve deeper, we believe you will come to an appreciation of the urgency of the situation.
We will be exploring three questions that should be on every American's mind:
Why does it seem like everything is made somewhere else, especially China?
Isn't that causing a problem?
If it is, what can be done about it?
As to the first question --
We first consider what's really going on with trade, and review our large, chronic trade deficit with a handful of "mercantilist" countries.
We then consider how and why this happened.
As to the second question, isn't that causing a problem, we conclude that indeed it is:
First we count up the direct job losses resulting from sending our manufacturing, and many white-collar, jobs overseas.
We then consider the indirect effects of these job losses - the hollowing out of our economy and the middle class.
We then look to what the future holds for trade and jobs, and for individuals, families and communities, if we stay on our present course.
Turning to the third question, what can be done about it, we conclude that, fortunately, there is much indeed that we can do about it.
We first consider a better vision for the future, with the American Dream restored.
We then explore how we can make it happen - how consumers, who control nearly 70 percent of the economy, can bring back $500 billion in spending, enough to balance trade, creating nearly six million jobs and beginning a "virtuous circle" of rebuilding the economy and the middle class.
We then review what each of us can do to be part of that solution.
Looking to the future, we invite you to come and join us, and make a difference in building a better future for our children. Together, we can change the refrain from “We used to make things here” to “We make things here again.”
In exploring these questions, we have sought to make an honest inquiry, ready to let the chips fall where they may. In reaching our findings, facts, and conclusions, we have sought to dig deep, to learn "what's really going on" beneath the headlines. We invite you to come along on that inquiry. beginning with a look at what's really going on with trade.
Much of the content of this web site is excerpted from the forthcoming book by MIAA's founder, Jim Stuber, "What if Things Were Made in America Again: How consumers can rebuild the middle class by buying things made in American communities," and appears here under license from Mr. Stuber. All rights are reserved by James A. Stuber and Made in America Again, Inc.
May 15, 2014, Ontario, CA - MIAA's founder, Jim Stuber, delivered the keynote address at the 20th annual World Trade Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the California Inland Empire District Export Council in Ontario, California. To view the conference agenda, click here:
May 7, 2015, Radnor, PA. MIAA's founder, Jim Stuber, appeared as the guest of host Richard J. Anthony, Sr. on The Entrepreneur's Network TV at Radnor Studio 21. The program featured a discussion of the problems caused by offshoring manufacturing and white collar jobs and how consmers can solve the problem with their spending decisions.
Studio 21 has made the program available for viewing here: