Tag Archives: Ira Glass

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 […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/23/2012)

Citing one sobering report issued this week, Reuters reminds us that in the opinion of some experts the U.S. factory and service job exodus is not over yet.  CNN Money weighs in on the report as well. Writing in the Washington Post on the report, blogger Peter Whoriskey says that outsourcing has caused fictional productivity gains. Hard […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/16/2012)

Here’s a fascinating story which originally appeared in the Atlantic on how and where American companies choose to place their China-based factories. There is certainly a James Bond quality to the corporate espionage apparently going back and forth between China and the object of its desire, DuPont.  Specifically, the chemical equation for a product the Chinese government […]