Apple, America and a Squeezed Middle Class

Not long ago, Apple boasted that its products were made in America. Today, few are. Almost all of the 70 million iPhones, 30 million iPads and 59 million other products Apple sold last year were manufactured overseas.

Why can’t that work come home? Mr Obama asked.

Mr Jobs’s reply was unambiguous. Those jobs aren’t coming back, he said, according to another dinner guest.

The president’s question touched upon a central conviction at Apple. It isn’t just that workers are cheaper abroad. Rather, Apple’s executives believe the vast scale of overseas factories as well as the flexibility, diligence and industrial skills of foreign workers have so outpaced their American counterparts that Made in the USA is no longer a viable option for most Apple products — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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