December 13, 2012 AT 8:17 am

Not Just Patriotic, U.S. Manufacturing May Be Smart

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Not Just Patriotic, U.S. Manufacturing May Be Smart – WBUR & NPR.

The advantages to making products in the U.S. are starting to stack up — and companies are taking notice. Among them are Apple, which announced Thursday it plans to start producing some of its Mac computers here instead of in China, and General Electric, which is making big investments at home.

It’s not just a matter of publicity, either. As the December issue of The Atlantic reports, companies are seeing real economic advantages to “insourcing,” a reversal of the outsourcing trends that sent U.S. manufacturing overseas.

Read more (and listen to broadcast here). On a related note, the number of random people giving us business advice and telling us to “outsource everything to China” has decreased lately.

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