Re: at the same time
The "savings" you are talking about are total bollocks. We got by just fine when we made our own stuff in the first world, companies made profits, people brought stuff, companies want everyone to think that if we forced them to manufacture products in the first world everything would triple in price.
It wouldn't. That's bollocks.
There might be some extra costs, but the thing companies worry about isn't that, they are worried about it cutting into PROFITS. They would be making 50-60% on a gadget rather then 500-600%.
Perhaps what is needed is a federally mandated law stating that each advertisement must come with images of the factory producing the item, taken by a 3rd party...
I bet that would get people to sit up and think before buying the latest iFail. Very few people actually think about what goes into getting their shiny, shoving it in their faces would change a lot of minds.