Archive for April, 2011

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (4/29/2011)

Here’s what I’m hearing and reading this week in our little corner of the economy. Blogger Mark Hendricks offered this wonderful post (and a wealth of compelling evidence) of how the reports of the death of American manufacturing have been greatly exaggerated. Meanwhile, Professor Mark Perry, a personal favorite blogger of mine, takes “The Donald” […]

The Politics of Economics, or Vice Versa

First off, let me say right off the bat that I am not a economist.  While I may have taken a few courses in college, I am no expert when it comes to the nuances of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. But there are things I do understand.  As a manufacturer […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (4/15/2011)

Here’s just some of what I’m hearing this week amid the hum and whirl of American machinery. Industry Week recently offered up a wonderful editorial on what the author calls “purpose-driven capitalism.” I have a love/hate with the whole idea of adopting a National Manufacturing Strategy.  I love the fact that we believe we need […]