Apple once manufactured in the USA.
Almost everything, in 2012, is now made overseas.
Steve Jobs famously told Obama, “Those jobs aren’t coming back.”
Even at that time, I thought Steve was wrong. Sooner or later the difference in wages will diminish enough to start bringing manufacturing plants back to the richest nations.
Trade embargoes could speed that up. But better would be using technology like Baxter …
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… Affordably priced ($22,000), versatile and safe enough to work shoulder-to-shoulder with people, Baxter robots redefine how small, mid-size and large domestic manufacturers use automation to compete with manufacturers in low-cost regions of the world.
Baxter can’t build an iPhone yet, but it won’t be long.