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Making more products in the US would be great, but how many people are willing to pay the price for goods made at US manufactruing wage rates?
The shopping public is always trying to get the best deal for their dollar, just look at the popularity of daily deal sites like Groupon. I don't think American consumers are willing to pay the price for locally-produced goods to be mainstream any time soon.
Lastly, publicly-traded corporations are ultimatly run in the best interest of their shareholders, not the people who work for them. It's just how it is. That means these companies are always going to seek to maximize profits, which means overseas manufacturing.
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