We are a nation of consumers (or, more and more, would-be consumers) who now buy symbols of “America” that are assembled elsewhere, by workers who work cheap, and don’t complain (or do so at the gravest risk)–and so America continues to go down the drain…

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18 Iconic Products That America Doesn’t Make Anymore
by Anika Anand and Gus Lubin

Another American icon has bit the dust: Pontiac.

GM is canceling the 84-year-old brand after winding down production over the past few years. Like other American automakers, it is restructuring and rebranding to compete with foreign companies.

Pontiac joins a long list of iconic products that aren’t made anywhere in America.

Read more.



One Comment to “19 “iconic” US products that aren’t manufactured in the USA”

  • The repeated admonitions in the article that the Buy America Act requires American content for mass transportation products is a bit misleading. At least in the transit bus business, the minimum U.S. content required has been, for many years, 60%, and most manufacturers are just barely able to meet that requirement. That’s an indication of the extent to which offshoring has compromised the entire U.S. supply chain. Beyond that, three of the four major U.S. heavy-duty bus manufacturers operating today are subsidiaries of foreign corporations. An additional American-owned company is still in bankruptcy after more than two years.

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