eeeI understand the difference, sorry that the completely arbitrary example was too good of an excuse for you to resist dodging the point :(
if shit is already too expensive to develop in an economically feasible way in the US, why would removing the lower price option make the product more affordable? Your business would collapse because you wouldn't be able to afford to do business
I'm a little confused as to what you are getting at. Are you responding to my comment about that it is up to the politicians to impose import taxes and such to force more businesses to buy from domestically produced sources?
Because if so, we are arguing two different things. I had a couple different arguments.
1) Import taxes increase domestic consumption, which in turn increases production and drops the price to more competitive levels (economies of scale).
2) Sometimes it is not viable to ever produce a product in the US due to development cost, at least for a small businesses.
3) I'm not saying that we should never import anything or outsource anything. I'm saying the government should make it easier for US companies to increase domestic production through policies like import taxes, which in turn increases domestic consumption.
4) If there was no option to outsource certain products, I simply just wouldn't make them and would pursue other ventures. There are always ways to make money, if one door is shut, find another one to open.