Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Of flags and domestic content

While national Olympic uniforms for the US team made in China created a lot of controversy and debate in the US during the London Olympics about which I had blogged here and here, will the news of flags at the US President's inauguration being made in Belgium rather than domestically made create a flutter again?

A worker adjusts pieces of a U.S. national flag at the Waelkens flag company in Oostrozebeke February 4, 2013. When U.S. President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term on January 21, it's a decent bet that one of the flags fluttering behind him on the U.S. Capitol was made in Belgium. The Waelkens flag company, based in the small town of Oostrozebeke in Flanders, supplies around 2,000 flags a year to the United States, with clients including the Pentagon and other U.S. government departments as well as the United Nations. Picture taken February 4, 2013.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

(A US flag being made in Belgium ..Courtesy yahoo news

The flag bearers of a globalized, interconnected, "made in the world" theory may like this fact, nevertheless...

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