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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 […]

Manufacturing 4.0: A Rising Tide to Float All Boats

We’ve heard the horror stories. Manufacturing 4.0 will be a nightmare. It will destroy all that’s good about American industry (if not our country itself and our vibrant , working class); all in the name of progress.  And it will be an industrialized version of some creepy Orwellian vision in which workers are rendered unneeded […]