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Re: The Record U.S. Trade Deficit…PLUS…Supply Chain Problems...and "It used to be Made in America"
Long before the Coronavirus started disrupting a lot of supply chains, a tremendous amount of manufacturing that used to be Made in America had already been outsourced to other countries. Here is some information about a poem about that outsourcing.
And… to put the record Trade Deficit and Supply Chain problems into an even greater perspective, long before the Coronavirus started disrupting a lot of supply chains, a tremendous amount of manufacturing that used to be made in America had already been outsourced to other countries.
When you do any stories about the economy, jobs, the state of manufacturing in America, the state of manufacturing in America in your industry and the state of manufacturing in the area in which you live, you might also want to take a look at a poem called "It used to be Made in America."
"It used to be Made in America" is a poem about the loss of jobs and the consequences of the outsourcing of jobs and manufacturing to other countries. It paints a vivid picture of conflicting economic forces and you can see the poem online at www.itusedtobemadeinamerica.com and also at www.madeinusa.us.com
The poem was written by Robert Barrows, President of an advertising agency called R.M. Barrows Advertising & Public Relations in San Mateo, California.
Some of the verses to "It used to be Made in America" go like this. It starts off with these lines...
"It used to be made in America
It used to be made in my town
It used to be made just down the street
Now they've shut that factory down.
A verse about unions goes like this:
It once had a union label
It said AFL-CIO
Now it's made someplace, who knows where?
And we watched all those good jobs go.
A verse about profits goes like this:
The deals overseas are way too tempting
The savings are way too dear
But the real cost we pay is far greater
It's a cost we pay for in fear.
"The poem 'It used to be Made in America' paints a vivid picture of conflicting economic forces, says Barrows, and it's a poem that every businessperson should read, every purchasing manager, every politician and every American should read...and it's a poem that a lot of politicians and a lot of labor leaders and a lot of journalists might want to turn to when they talk about these kinds of topics," says Barrows.
For more information, contact Robert Barrows at 650-344-4405.
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