There’s just one problem with all the gloom and doom about American manufacturing. It’s wrong.Stupid argument (They took err jeerrrbbbs!). Bunk stats. It's a double doozie!
Americans make more “stuff’’ than any other nation on earth, and by a wide margin. According to the United Nations’ comprehensive database of international economic data, America’s manufacturing output in 2009 (expressed in constant 2005 dollars) was $2.15 trillion. That surpassed China’s output of $1.48 trillion by nearly 46 percent. China’s industries may be booming, but the United States still accounted for 20 percent of the world’s manufacturing output in 2009 — only a hair below its 1990 share of 21 percent.
Monday, February 07, 2011
Made in the USA
That is the title of a recent Boston Globe article. Here's the take-away: