Making It In America: James Fallows & Charles Fishman On The Insourcing Trend
The news of Apple moving its production to America, and companies like American Giant manufacturing their hooded sweatshirts entirely in the U.S. at a reasonable price, are just two stories buzzing in the news that are showing that this insourcing boom is, indeed, a rising trend. That, coupled with the success of products on Etsy and projects on Kickstarter that are proudly American-made, shows that Fallows and Fishman were certainly on to something in their recent articles.
Fallows' article, "Mr. China Comes to America," explores how both China and America are experiencing rapid and dramatic changes that have made manufacturing in the States more appealing. In Fishman's "The Insourcing Boom," he says that General Electric's recent expansion of their Appliance Park manufacturing plant in Kentucky is a sign of big changes to come. He was also recently featured on CNBC, where he discussed the changing opinions business leaders have toward manufacturing in America rather than overseas. Passionately argued and deeply researched, both articles show us how American industry is changing and provide a framework for how these changes will impact things overseas, and at home.