Archive for August, 2011

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (8/26/2011)

Noted author Mark J. Perry reminds us, that in addition to all the innovation and societal change Steve Jobs left in his wake, the man (and the company he built) have had an incredible impact on U.S. manufacturing. In an op-ed piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Kent Hughes, director of the Program on America and […]

One Small Reason to Love Big Government

Years ago it was the Civilian Conservation Corps, a federal agency that truly made a difference. Back during the Great Depression, when government kept getting bigger and bigger, and alarmingly more bureaucratic, out of the blue came the CCC, changing people’s lives at street level by putting thousands of young Americans back to work, while […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (8/19/2011)

A number of economists the network interviewed this week told CNBC that, despite some negative numbers and some approaching storm clouds, they don’t see the U.S. headed for another recession. That said, factory activity in one part of the country this month slumped to a two-and-a-half year low. Meanwhile, one recovering Rust Belt city suffered […]