They wonder who would buy these things
there is an unintended consequence/benefit to exporting to the US. i don't know how old you are, but do you remember that "made in Japan" used to mean the thing was a piece of crap? the same has been true of things made in korea, taiwan, and china. as those countries exported to the us and us customers complained about quality, the countries have found ways to improve product and keep prices down. i'm sure that a large part of the motivation has been pride. even when things were labeled "crap" we still bought them.
now we look for electronics made in japan. we know they will be good. same thing (most of the time) with cars. the KIA, which was a POS when it came here, is a good car. we can expect the same adjustments from China.
what might happen if american companies were as concerned about customer and reputation instead of benefits and retirement? i can not help but think that american products could be great again and affordable
if they put the emphasis on what they turned out instead of job perks.