Tag Archives: China manufacturing

Once Again, Media Misses the Bigger Picture

By now I’m sure many of you have heard about the todo between the producers of This American Life, a weekly radio show carried nationally by hundreds of Public Radio affiliates, and playwright/actor Mike Daisey. Daisey, who wrote and stars in a one-man show called The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a monologue […]

Like It or Not, the World Needs China

Many readers have taken my recent posts on China ‘s vulnerability as a manufacturing nation to mean I’m hoping the Chinese manufacturing sector falls on hard times. And that somehow, should China stumble, it will benefit U.S. manufacturers like myself. That’s silly. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The global economy is going […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/18/2011)

Leave it to a politician to make political hay out of human misery; even if his political hay ends up inflicting more harm than it purports to address. This time it’s Joe Lieberman, the neither fish-nor-fowl, one-time Democratic Senator from Connecticut, who this week, in the face of a slow-motion nuclear meltdown in Japan, called […]