Seems like you know a lot about manufacturing micro-electronics components
What other country in the world is capable of manufacturing their product ?
And how much would be the non-ridiculous additionnal costs ?
The difference of price is because one country is using authoritarian cheap labor, the other one is not
Sadly that’s the world we live in, China has become a powerful country manufacturing computer components, among a lot of other essential things, for the rest of the world
The lower price resulting in the closure of the more local manufacturers which could not follow the low prices and paying decent salaries
I think the US version of the librem 5 is an attempt from Purism to support more local manufacturer, but it has a high cost because of the unfair competiton and the lower demand quantities
Whatever Purism choose, it will not be perfect, because there is no perfect solution, but the more US companies start doing the same, the lower the costs of US manufacturing computer components will become