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  •  Of course it's not a quick fix (0+ / 0-)

    But there are companies, companies without $100 billion in cash floating around, that are trying to do it. Early this year a company started making LCD monitors in the US. Apple deserves to be called out precisely because they are the one company in the nation that could make a difference on this front. If they gave a damn about American manufacturing they'd do it. Just throwing their hands up and saying "It's hard" means they're part of the problem, not part of the solution.

    "What profit a man, if he gain the world, but has to pay taxes on it?" Paul 8:36

    From the Gospel of St. Ron Paul in the Teachings and Misunderstandings of the Words of Adam Smith

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 05:41:34 PM PDT

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    •  Are the LCDs made in the US? (2+ / 0-)
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      drmonkey, where4art

      Maybe you should check your facts. I know of no US company with the technology or resources to manufacture large, high resolution LCDs and the investment in a factory to produce them is on the order of 2 Billion Dollars plus.

      I'm willing to bet they buy the LCD panels for Asian sources, where the industry is located.

      The US has a small handful of LCD plant manufacturing small displays for Military/Aerospace applications, and even most of those come from Japan.

      BYW, the Clinton Administrations program to revive LCD manufacturing in the US was a mis-guided, dismal failure since US LCD technology trailed Japanese by a decade by the time it started.

      As I noted up-tread, this is really not as simple as it seems.

       

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 06:02:11 PM PDT

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      •  The reasons why many companies left the US is so (0+ / 0-)

        they can pollute the environment without being penalized.  Many countries in southeast Asia have no regulations or the regulation are not inforced.  The solvents used in the assembly of electrical components are very damaging to the environment.

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