BERWYN, Pa., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Day is meant to honor America's war dead who sacrificed everything they had for their country, the freedom of its people and the American way. But James A. Stuber, J.D., also suggests it is a time to reaffirm that these brave men and women did not sacrifice in vain by making sure we do not squander their legacy—and America's. Stuber says this is more important than ever at a time when the smartphones we buy are made in Chinese labor camps, the clothes we wear are made in sweatshops and the fish we eat are caught on slave ships.
In his new book, What If Things Were Made in America Again: How Consumers Can Rebuild the Middle Class by Buying Things Made in American Communities (Current Affairs Press), Stuber poses and answers three questions: Why does it seem like everything is made somewhere else? Isn't that causing a problem? If it is, what can be done about it?
- How the U.S. gave whole industries away pursuing unilateral free trade and fighting communism.
- How trade morphed into globalization, three billion people joined the world economy creating the "age of oversupply," and China changed everything by adopting just enough capitalism to become the "world's workshop."
- How we are caught in the "big squeeze" of the global low-price, low-wage economy, with every nation including the U.S. competing to win over transnational companies shopping the world for low wages and subsidies.
- What individual Americans can do to bring home $500 billion in spending, create six million jobs and put Americans back to work.
About James Stuber
James A. Stuber began his career as legislative assistant to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, focusing on matters before the Committee on Energy and Commerce. He subsequently practiced legislative and administrative law in Washington, D.C. before relocating to Florida. He served as president of the World Trade Council of Palm Beach County and as a legal adviser to the World Trade Center of Fort Lauderdale, working with the U.S. Department of Commerce in the promotion of U.S. exports. He founded Made in America Again, a movement of consumers dedicated to creating jobs in communities across America by buying things made in those communities. Stuber holds a master's degree in political science from Columbia University, respectively, and a law degree from Georgetown University.
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