Archive for January, 2012

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (1/27/2012)

The Los Angeles Times offers this fascinating piece on how Germany has supplanted the U.S. as an economy that provides those working in manufacturing an opportunity to live a life of relative middle class luxury. I blogged about this earlier this week, but this is a story that just won’t die, and for good reason.  In fact, my guess […]

China’s Powder Keg

Right off the bat I have to say that when it comes to appreciating the journalistic excellence of the New York Times I take a back seat to no one.  And I mean that; no one. And I particularly love their ability to spot and write about a fascinating or late-breaking trend.  That’s why this […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (1/20/2012)

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum found himself this week having to defend his proposed tax plan to some conservatives — a plan which would include the candidate’s much publicized idea of zero taxes on all U.S. manufacturers — who are labeling Santorum’s notion of tripling the deductions for parents of dependant children “social engineering.” Bloomberg’s Business Week reports that December’s numbers […]