Apple isn’t going to move manufacturing back to the US→


Any honest presidential candidate regardless of party should say clearly and indeed proudly that America doesn’t want these jobs to come back. Final assembly jobs are low-skilled, low-paying occupations; no American would wish to support a family on what the jobs would pay. Workers at China’s Foxconn, which manufacturers the iPhone, make about $402 per month after three months of on-the-job probation. Even at the lowest minimum wage in the U.S. — $5.15 an hour in Wyoming — American workers can’t beat that.

The only way the economics might make sense is if they build an entirely automated factory, which would create, what, 30 jobs? There’s a reason manufacturing moved out of the USA.