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  •  The intellectual property risk is the huge one (9+ / 0-)

    You wind up giving away any advantage you might have for a very short term gain.

    Because some Chinese company is going to copy your product, and produce something similar for much less.

    Unless you're Apple, and really have brand loyalty, it's hard to compete on cost. And frankly, most US manufacturers wouldn't know good (and original) design if it fell on them.

    Which is a real shame, because we used to make very cool and leading edge stuff. We USED to see innovation and taking the lead in technology as opportunities, not danger.

    Of course, we also used to think research and development was critical, and not the first thing to cut.

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