It would be ridiculous to think that everything I own must be made in the states. I understand the concept of a global economy and don’t expect things to go back to 1940. But by the same token, we should not live in a country that doesn’t produce a single thing besides tanks and F14s. The only way that companies are going to choose domestic manufacturing is if the positives outweigh the negatives. Consumer demand is one easy way to offset the expensive labor, lack of suppliers and all of the other factors that compel companies look the other way. With that in mind, the good people at Valet asked me to put together a little “Buy American” piece for their “31 Days” feature. Click through and let Valet break you off some nationalistic knowledge.