“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
You know you're getting old when a good pair of boot socks today costs what a good pair of boots did when you were a kid.
I might suggest you explore Darn Tough which are manufactured in USA!
That I shall! Thanks for the tip. It's amazing how much effort is sometimes takes to find a good USA made product.
I noticed that quality in a lot of products took a dump back during o'bama's reign. With inflation then, they had the choice of less filler in the same size box, raise the price, or lower the quality. No one raised prices, so, for consumer products, the quality took a noticeable hit, which, as comments show, killed their market more than any other action would. Business people tend to be stupid in management areas. One product that was noticeable was quaker oatmeal. Real quick, it became obvious that the quality of the cereal dropped to the level of store brands, if even that good. Duracell batteries was another. When the bean counters make management decisions, things go to hell.Once again, inflation becomes a notable factor, due to the covid effects, and the cycle ramps up.