With so many factory jobs going overseas to China or India, it's good to know that the United States finally has something to export to these countries: Pecans.
Because of this phenomenon, the price of pecans has doubled in the past three years.
"The Chinese began buying pecans in 2004. Consumption skyrocketed three years later, thanks to a global walnut shortage and a record pecan harvest. Since then, consumption has more than doubled."
According to the article, China didn't even have a word for pecan in 1999.
So if you were planning to buy nuts for your Christmas goodies, you'd better budget some extra money. I have a couple of young pecan trees; here's hoping they start producing before too long.
Meanwhile, Harley-Davidson is going to start having their bikes assembled in India. Oh, and the government is trying to force Gibson Guitar to ship their manufacturing labor overseas.
Let's all start raising nuts, shall we? And I'll strum my Gibson Dove and sing a song about occupying Wall Street.