Posts Tagged ‘outsourcing’

  • Is It Better to Outsource or Insource T-shirts?

    Manufacturing Matters in the US

    Dec 10, 12 • 746 Views • No Comments

    Hearing about an apparel firm that “insourced,” I confess I was not as enthusiastic as the report. The firm, American Giant, had just enjoyed a run on their hoodies. As a Made in the USA producer, they have the caché of a San Francisco factory.......  [read more]

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    World Trade Spin

    Jul 17, 12 • 617 Views • No Comments

    We might be able to divide the world between economic thinkers and everyone else. I noted yesterday that economist Gregory Mankiw, as President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chair, said that outsourcing was probably a plus in the long run. Hearing......  [read more]

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    (Mc)Wages Around the World

    May 21, 12 • 6571 Views • No Comments

    It can be tough to compare wages around the world. While lots of people could be called iPhone assemblers or auto workers or t-shirt makers, depending on the country, factory conditions, time off, the work day, all really differ. Not for McDonald’s. At......  [read more]

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    Bank Robbers and Structural Unemployment

    Apr 29, 12 • 629 Views • No Comments

    The number of bank robberies is plunging. Maybe it’s outsourcing…just like manufacturing? During 2011, the number of bank robberies declined to a 9-year trough of close to 5000. The reason, according to one analyst, is technology. As we spend more......  [read more]

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    Made in the USA?

    Aug 24, 11 • 712 Views • No Comments

    One friend recently said to me, “The problem is we don’t make anything anymore!” Disagreeing, a San Francisco Fed report says that 88.5% of consumer spending is for goods and services made here. In addition, businesses are buying US made......  [read more]