Among all the stupid chauvinistic stories I read, this one tops all. Crescent wrenches are made all over the world, and the USA was not the first to manufacture one. The one I have has a scale, and I use it. Don't know where it was made, but judging its price it was not made in the USA.
Also, I have several PCs. My Macbook certainly performs worse and has more problems than the ALDI nameless that is my main computer. My cheap east-german, polish, taiwanese or chinese tools are as rugged and relieble as the expensive stuff that comes from America. This has been a pattern ever since I carried my Apple II to the attic.
The point I am making is that most cheap products that I buy (in Europe) are as good or better than the more expensive brand products. YMMV, but don't come with all kinds of mystic explanations.