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Trump-Proofing American Manufacturing

For the past six months it seems, one of my wife’s primary duties each evening was to talk me off the ledge whenever I happened to watch the nightly news and see yet another proud proclamation from Donald Trump about what he’s doing to “bring back manufacturing” to the U.S. Our thin-skinned, tone-deaf, and often […]

Four Ways President Trump Can Help U.S. Manufacturing

I am not an economist.  I don’t even play one on TV.  I’m just a small business owner who’s spent his life in the most important sector in this economy. I am, in other words, a manufacturer. Yet when I hear President Trump dusting off the Laffer Curve, trafficking in 80’s-era supply-side rhetoric, and proposing […]

Want a Good Manufacturing Job? Stay in School.

The stories are anything but apocryphal. They’re as real as real can get. Throughout this country, even as Donald Trump continues to boldly promise to bring manufacturing jobs back from distant shores, tens of thousands of high-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs remain open, begging for qualified men and women to fill them. Why? Because so many of […]