February 7th, 2012
02:43 PM ET

The shocking statistics about how many things really are 'made in America'

Turn over any random product while shopping, and there's an excellent chance you'll see the stamp "Made in China." But what about America? Clint Eastwood made an impassioned argument for American manufacturing during his heavily-hyped ad for Chrysler that aired during the Super Bowl. Erin Burnett asks, "what kind of jobs do we want in America?" As has been reported this week, Apple faces scrutiny for the treatment of Chinese workers who assemble hugely successful products like the iPad. Could the California-designed iPad be built here at home?

Filed under: Economy • Erin's Essay