In the emotional environment of the pandemic and it’s economic implications “buy American” is popping up on social media.
Forget it‼️ It’s shortsighted . . . and undesirable🧐
It is virtually impossible to buy American in any case. This is a global economy. US companies sell their products and services around the world. US products we hold dear are often owned by Foreign companies.
A move to buy American would likely be met with similar measures in other countries resulting in loss of American jobs. One of the top ten imports to the US are pharmaceuticals, but they are also in the top ten exports. Want to go green? Solar panels come from outside the US.
Take a look at these popular brands. They are all owned by a Mexican company.
Think you are buying an American car? Even cars assembled in the US contain foreign parts. Check out any parking lot and count the foreign brand cars.
If you insist on buying only American, you might be giving the clothes off your back. Most are made in Asia.
If you are reading this on a smartphone or tablet where do you think it was made? Even if assembled in the US, most components are foreign. Enjoy a cup of Tetley tea, UK company.
Hey, this Buds for you; Belgian owner.