Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

The Long Range View

There are now officially three plus generations of Americans who have grown up on Sesame Street, a show its producers originally decided to piece together in short, entertaining snippets on the belief that kids didn’t have the attention span to follow a full half-hour storyline – which, when you think about it, is exactly how […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (6/8/2012)

I didn’t even consider it at the time, but the same week that I posted a blog about the critical need for this country to start investing in a massive overhaul of our national infrastructure, the Golden Gate Bridge (75th) and the Chicago El mass transit system (120th) both achieved landmark birthdays — giving us a chance […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/2/2012)

How’s this for Good News?  The U.S. Federal Reserve reports this week that manufacturing output rose in all 12 of its banking districts across the country in February. Reuters has a story this week on how — again, in keeping with one of this space’s basic contentions for some time now — a rebound in manufacturing capacity […]