Made in the USA

Here's a short article about Apple and its decision to continue to manufacture the Mac Pro in the


The article contains the following statement, which I found amazing, and nice:

"Apple is on track to fulfill its commitment to invest $350 billion in the US economy by 2023. Last year alone, the company spent over $60 billion with more than 9,000 domestic suppliers across the country, including at manufacturing locations in 36 states. Apple’s investment in innovation supports 24 million jobs in all 50 states, including 90,000 direct employees."

Unfortunately Apple -- and so many other companies -- does most of its manufacturing in China, but at least the Mac Pro helps bring some production to the U.S. Somewhat ancillary -- and very startling and disturbing -- recently there was a news segment on TV discussing the manufacture of drugs and other medications. About 80% come from China, and the U.S. doesn't have a single facility manufacturing vaccines! All our vaccines come from China, and here we are -- in a tariff tussle with China. What if China said, OK, we're imposing a 100% increase in tariffs on drugs and vaccines?

Not a pleasant scenario to think about.

Jim Hamm