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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 […]

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 […]