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  •  I have looked long and hard to find the answer (2+ / 0-)
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    to this question.  I have not been able to find a definitive answer.

    One reason, I would assume, is that a company doing this kind of analysis would not be willing to publish its findings.

    But I always thought there should be something available from universities studying this.

    But if you take shipping into account, and added savings from automation for American-made goods, I can't imagine the differences are that much on goods like t-shirts and shoes.  Cars? Well, that's a LOT more labor.

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

    by Skeptical Bastard on Mon Nov 01, 2010 at 09:15:15 AM PDT

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    •  Even with something like cars (0+ / 0-)

      direct labor accounts for at most 10% of costs; I'd imagine it's lower for textiles.

      The schools will probably teach kindergartners to play nice with everyone. — Will Phillips, on how marriage equality would affect education

      by ebohlman on Mon Nov 01, 2010 at 02:45:23 PM PDT

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