July 24, 2011
Even America’s cloud has a silver lining. Just as reports tried to rally spirits with statistics about the decrease in unemployment, some major companies went down, leading to a whopping number of layoffs.
Meanwhile, ABC News, showed how a typical American family could in fact meet all of their needs with only American-made products. How many American-made companies are there? “Too many to count.”
Surprisingly, little tweaks in buying habits really can save the jobs of our fellow men and women. It is good news, because it shows that no matter how hopeless the job situation gets, some degree of recovery is possible with positive action. Just like the human body, some positive changes can lead to a recovery that is quicker than the time it took to develop ill health.
But is it to late?
It is never to late to support innovation! The upside of the recession/depression is the entrepreneurial fever that has swept America in the last decade.
Many of those businesses, based from home and on the Internet, have bypassed the typical red tape and overhead (thereby keeping things affordable). Supporting them, as well as American manufacturers, keeps things afloat and could create jobs.
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Moreover, it may simply push companies and consumers in a different direction. Instead of large infrastructures with many middle men that eventually turn to outsourcing, the near future economy might be rife with alternative markets, micro businesses, and no-nonsense innovation.
Unfortunately, the mainstream media is only now reporting information that would have been beneficial all along. But, luckily, many of you have adhered to the USA-made buying diet. Is it difficult and expensive? No, it just takes a little research; the same amount of research most people devote to important purchases.
To simplify your USA-made pursuit, here is a site that showcases only American-made products: How Americans Can Buy American. This company provides an aggregate of tons of American manufacturers, saving lots of time in research.
To find out about manufacturing in your state and manufacturing strides and issues, visit Alliance for American Manufacturing.
The companies are there; now they just need Americans to tune in to the right channel.
Lois Rain writes for Health Freedom Alliance, a terrific resource for health news and activism. Please visit to read pending legislation, ways to boycott Big Pharma, and other solutions for preserving our right to natural living.