We do not have a work force capable of such work. First, much of the work would be done by machines because it would be cheaper than our wage rate. Second, Americans do not desire such work. We have huge shortages in skilled laborers. Kids want to be other things, not tied to a menial job for fifty years. You want to make a good living, become a machinist, a mechanic, a plumber, a trucker. Two years of low cost (compared to college) and you can write your ticket. There is also the factor that these are not long term jobs. They are best served by young limber adults. Once they are of an age to start families, this no longer becomes the work they want. And this works well for the manufacturers. The suicide thing is being overplayed. The suicide rate for Foxconn is lower than the Chinese average. It just got a lot of publicity. Foxconn did the right things and are saying the right things. Yes, improvements are needed, but they cannot happen overnight.