“The moon is made of cheese.” is a statement, but isn’t reasoning.
Here’s a link to a book you can’t read: https://www.amazon.com/Views-Moon-Reviews-Mineralogy-Geochem...
I think it’s fairly clear which is more valuable if you want to know about the composition of the moon.
Similarly, the linked book is clearly more valuable than your unsubstantiated statement about US manufacturing.
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