Category Archives: Outsourcing

Walmart’s wilful forgetting


By Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño from Washington, DC, USA [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Walmart recently announced its “Work is a Beautiful Thing” campaign in which Walmart commits to buying $250 billion worth of American made products over the next ten years.  … Continue reading

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For your reading displeasure


I read two great articles in the New York Times the day before yesterday that both have to do with my fascination with outsourcing and globalization.  The first discussed the dire environmental degradation of the soil in the Middle Kingdom … Continue reading

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Reality check


One of my favorite Monty Python skits involved the Royal Society For Putting Things on top of other Things.  During the skit, John Cleese explains that his chapter of the Society has not put one thing on top of another thing in the … Continue reading

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A timely article on apparel production in N.Y.


I just came across a great article in Time about the garment district in New York and the struggles people face making apparel in the States.  I urge you to read it.

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That just doesn’t seem fair


You know the story. American executives spent the last ten years offshoring millions of American manufacturing jobs to China and other Third World locales, thereby gutting entire American communities. But in the back of my mind I thought to myself, their time … Continue reading

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Shining a light on an interesting subject


Made in America. It is an important value for me. And to a lot of other Americans as well.  And as one might imagine, the issue of what is a Made in America product is not without a little controversy. I … Continue reading

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What you didn’t know about America


I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when I read the article in the China Times. I mean, consider the source. But it was so bad, it triggered a type of gag reflex in me. In the article, the Deputy … Continue reading

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