With the Fourth of July approaching, I've been thinking about how patriotism plays out the rest of the year. I know some Americans, albeit few, who only buy items sourced from the States in an effort to support the US economy, as well as their compatriots. Considering how many wonderful American artisans and crafters, as well as manufacturers, there are, it's not as painful a task as it seems.
Meanwhile, there are a growing number of Yankees who shop locally out of eco-consciousness, but that's a whole different ball game. Do you only buy products that read "Made in the USA"? Or do you just buy what you need and want regardless of where it was produced?