Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2012 09:24 UTC
Google "Buried somewhat quietly in the noise of Google's spate of announcements today was an interesting fact: the Nexus Q, Google's new media streamer and first self-built consumer hardware, is being manufactured in the United States." Just getting their toes wet, for sure, but it's interesting it's Google making the first attempt to bring back production to the west. I won't comment on whether or not production should move back in the first place, but in all honesty, I expected Apple to be the one to make the first move here.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by jefro on Thu 28th Jun 2012 14:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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China still pays some of the lowest wages. They have no OSHA or EPA to watch out for workers or the environment. They still use prison labor and their policies on child labor is still one of the worst. They are not a free country and paying them at all enforced the slavery imposed on the people. They manipulate the currency and dump products. The quality of Chinese products still lacks any modern manufacturing facility.

I agree the US isn't the perfect model but it is light years ahead of that backward place.

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