The Global Market

President Trump and the New Manufacturing

Like most Americans, I’ve been watching the first two weeks of the Trump administration with a curious mixture of fascination, hope and concern. I’m fascinated watching a man who’s never done a day of public service in his life perform after he woke up one morning to discover he’s suddenly the most influential civil servant in […]

Manufacturing 4.0: Integrating New Technology and Old Work Environments

It’s being futuristically referred to as “Manufacturing 4.0,” the latest in a long line of wrinkles in our ever-changing world of heavy and light industry, a seismic marriage of technology, automation and computerization that is causing more and more functions once done by human hands to be performed by sophisticated and highly specialized machines. I will […]

The Real Danger of Campaign Rhetoric

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo once said you campaign in poetry but you govern in prose.  The implication being that candidates may wax eloquent and use all sorts of haughty language about pie-in-the-sky ideas and fringy ideologies while running for office, but all that rhetoric and all those empty promises and ideologies invariably come crashing to the […]