Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Why America Shouldn't Buy "Buy American"



Is your iPod unpatriotic?

Its 451 parts are made in dozens of nations, and creating the little doodads employs thousands of foreigners. Final assembly is done in China—a country that right-wingers and left-wingers alike fear is an economic threat to the U.S.

As the recession worsens, maybe patriotic Americans should be smashing foreign-made iPods in protest. Or at least hiring bikini-clad American women to do the job, which is exactly what Reason.tv did. Our patriotic, sledgehammer-wielding bikini bandits headed to California’s Venice Beach to smash some foreign-made iPods to make a political statement about saving American jobs.

Watch the video and find out more
here at Reason.tv.

See related CD post "iPod Teardown: Who Really Makes It?" from June 2007.


5 Comments:

At 7/22/2009 8:37 AM, Anonymous CompEng said...

Ah, another snarky and simplistic attack on the idea that national competitiveness matters. If you can make the most ignorant of the ignorant look foolish, you must be right.

 
At 7/22/2009 8:53 AM, Blogger 1 said...

"If you can make the most ignorant of the ignorant look foolish, you must be right"...

Speaking for yourself are you?

Maybe you'd like the French Labor Solution instead...

 
At 7/22/2009 10:03 AM, Anonymous prash said...

$10 says those bikinis were made in China.
As were the sledgehammers!

 
At 7/22/2009 10:15 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> $10 says those bikinis were made in China. As were the sledgehammers!

Nyeet, tovarisch! The sledgehammers were made in Roosha from good Rooshin Steeel.

And as far as the bikinis go, who cares? There's only 10 cents worth of material between the lot of them!

Pay attention to the content, as you were meant to. :op

 
At 7/22/2009 12:37 PM, Anonymous CompEng said...

@1. Not at all, but if your purpose is more than to laugh at the stupidity of others, debate someone like Alan Tonelson (tradealert.us). I get tired of people knocking down each other's straw men.

 

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