Re: :tmade: made in China
Originally Posted by TitleistWI
I never said there was some kind of "obligation" to make anything in the U.S.? Well, at least not one that is purely economical in nature. I understand the whole "greed is good," Gordon Gecko/Adam Smith economics argument. Trust me, I took a lot of econ courses in college and law school.
However, unless Taylor Made is posting some kind of record losses - and maybe they are - I am sure they can make plenty enough money employing U.S. workers to assemble the clubs. After all, that is what they had been doing in years past, and they have somehow managed to be profitable.
I furthermore think that the general consumer, when available as an option, will often pay a bit more for a quality made product if they know they are helping keep their fellow American workers on the job. This is precisely why I purchase suits at Brooks Brothers and not at Bachrach. Ditto for Allen Edmonds shoes, Foot Joy Classics, New Balance 991s, Levis Premium Jeans, Mag Lites, etc. (Caveat: I do not believe, however, that this argument holds as true for the automotive industry. Perhaps, one day, it will).
That is to also say, if Cleveland offers two identical wedges, Wedge A, which is made in China, and Wedge B, which is made in the USA, and where the price of A is $90 and the price of B is $120, I will buy wedge B every single time. You better believe it. Call this a "moral obligation", if you will.