Is it a true valid economic argument that buying products "made in the USA" helps the U.S. economy?
But what about buying products made in the USA instead of shopping at Wal-Mart? If everyone did this (or at least a lot more people did) wouldn't it benefit the US economy and help bring manufacturing jobs back and lower the 10 and 15% unemployment rates we're seeing? Wouldn't creating a market for US made products be beneficial to our country?
Just a thought. I know it seems like common sense, but economically, academically and practically speaking what is the economic argument for or against this?