Archive for November, 2012

On Jobs, Eroding Skills and For-Profit Schools

Bear with me, OK?  I will connect the dots in a moment.  But over coffee this morning I was pondering three separate items I was reading about online.  In the first, an expert was talking about the dangers of being unemployed long-term in this country and how job skills, regardless of what they may be, […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (11/17/2012) says China’s stunning growth, especially in the manufacturing sector, may be over but its economy continues to recover — which is good news for U.S. manufacturers like me. Kelly Heinrich, president of the Global Freedom Center, says that someone  is paying a dear price for all those cheap, Chinese-made blouses, blenders and toys. From the intellectual […]

R.I.P. Twinkies, Wonder Bread and All Things Hostess

I woke up this morning to discover that home of some of the of the most iconic brands in American history, Hostess, has decided to call it quits.  Yeah, it was no doubt in response to a significant shift in American eating habits.  But c’mon, by definition we’re a borderline obese nation, so how significant […]