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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-23-2010, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by alasdairm View Post
people should read the op - he asked about bindings.

mostly interested in bindings, but interested about any company that makes all their stuff in north america. im pretty sure that all mervin mfg. products are made in the u.s. (lib tech, gnu, bent metal)
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never mind, i just got off the phone with a lady a mervin mfg. she said that all their boards are made in the u.s. but not bindings. she said that there is no major company making bindings in north america as the cost of production would mean that we would have to spend somewhere around a thousand bucks for a set of bindings of the same quality. !!!!!!! that sucks.
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Kinda off topic but that is why we make nothing in this country any longer except movies. Why would any business owner choose to manufacturer here in the USA when they can take production to China and pay them pennies per day in wages, no workers comp, no health insurance, no pollution control measures etc....

What people fail to realize is that China has been waging an economic war on the US for 15 years now. They artificially manipulate their currency to remain ultra competitive in the world markets which creates artificial trade imbalances and they have they have been subsidizing our debt by gobbling up T-Bills etc... The biggest irony is that the US, which is suppose to be the "beacon of freedom" in the world, now solely depends on a communist totalitarian state for 95% of is manufacturing. Did we ever trade with the USSR before the end of the cold war?

China is slowly but steadily eroding the US hegemony on the world, and we are enabling them. They hold the majority of the US debt and could effectively bankrupt us if they called it in. (never will happen, we would just default and then get our guns out)

In the end it is the American Consumer who is ultimately responsible, we feast on cheap Chinese made goods and would rather buy 10 cheap "widgets" for $.10 each than 1 quality "widget" for $1.00. I applaud the original poster for trying to find a N.A manufactured binding but its impossible and that's pretty f'kin sad.

Obviously the above is a very simplistic statement on a topic that Economists are writing their doctoral thesis's on. The only thing you can do as a consumer is try and buy goods not produced in China.

I challenge you to find a US manufactured product in Wal-Mart.

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The quality of goods coming out of China is piss poor. Our first DVD player (made in Japan) lasted 8 years, since then we have not hade one Chinese made DVD player last more than 12 months. That's just one example of many.

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