Mar 13, 2009

At a workshop today some of us were talking about the "Buy American" wording in the stimulus package. My question is this- can you go a month buying only American made products? How about for a week? A day? Is it even possible? Extra credit to the first person that can go a month only purchasing things made in the USA.

Ask your students if they can pull this off. Make it a challenge. The beauty of this is that it can open up a good discussion on the costs and benefits of "buying American" and free trade in general. What will happen to your students' overall selection of goods and services if they only buy American? Will they be paying the same prices as before? If they buy one of these and it was made in South Carolina is it "American"?

And would anyone like to explain this?