Why is it so hard for companies like Apple to make products in America? The NYT describes some of the issues in a look at the company’s efforts to make a Mac in Texas. “When Apple began making the $3,000 computer in Austin, Tex., it struggled to find enough screws … In China, Apple relied on factories that can produce vast quantities of custom screws on short notice. In Texas, where they say everything is bigger, it turned out the screw suppliers were not.” Eventually, one company was able to manufacture 28,000 screws, but they came in 22 separate deliveries, some made by the company’s CEO who “often made the one-hour drive himself in his Lexus sedan.” (He could have at least delivered them in a car made in America…)