I wrote this as a possible editorial without trying to sound too jingoistic. Any agreement or disagreement? BUSINESS: Why foreign automakers should build more plants in the US A quick look at Wikipedia shows these foreign automakers having plants in the US Toyota Motor Corporation Honda Motor Company Nissan Motor Company Mazda Motor Corporation Subaru Corporation Hyundai Motor Company Kia Motors Volkswagen Group Volvo Cars BMW Group Daimler AG Hino Motors I know that a lot of the plants are more assembly plants than from-the-ground-up plants. My ideal of an automaker was how Ford did it in the 1920s--having raw ore brought in from the Great Lakes at one end of the River Rouge factory and finished cars coming out the other. Ideally I would like all the components to be, if not made in the US , then for each automaker in the US to have US back up plans so if anything happened to the component supplier in some far off land, they can still get cars completed. America learned the hard way during the pandemic that "cheaper offshore" spells trouble if there' a break in the supply chain. Now I notice a few companies from foreign automakers selling America missing from that list. No Audi. No Roll Royce. No Bentley. No Ferrari. No Jaguar. No Lamborghini. No McLaren.I know, I know, you're going to say "But Rolls Royce--how could they match the quality?" but they did build Rolls Royces in Brewster Mass. once upon a time. A good many are still rolling. Nothing wrong with teaching us Americans how to aim higher on quality. I think each of these foreign automakers should also have a design studio here, to cater to US consumer wants. I know some of you are going to ay "But isn't this all just for the optics--so some politician an stand in front of the factory and crow how many Americans are working there?" I say no, as proven the fact that many of them are ex-porting the cars built here. So it wasn't just for optics. And all the foreign automakers together, before the pandemic, were producing almost 5,000,000 cars a year, rivaling domestic automakers. As an old car buff, I appreciate the craftsmanship in many a foreign car but I also think automakers the world over should think about the good public relations of having a plant stateside. True a few of their premium models might still be made abroad but as long as they are employing Americans as well as selling cars to Americans, it makes it all the more more simpatico..