Some light reading

One of the best things about writing my book, Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back To Work and writing this blog has been the opportunity to read widely on all sorts of views on manufacturing in this country.  Mind you, since I have a day job most of those opportunities have occurred at about 4:30 in the morning, but who’s complaining.  I thought I would give you a list of interesting articles I have come across that examine manufacturing in this country.  After you read a few, I would be really interested in your views on them.

1.  Once Made in America:  Interesting article that discusses a book by Andrew N. Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical

2.  The Plight of American Manufacturing:  Very depressing article by Robert McCormick.

3.   The Evolving Structure of the American Economy and the Employment Challenge:  A thoughtful paper written by Nobel Laureate Michael Spence for the Council on Foreign Affairs about how the American economy is changing and the effect of these changes on the labor market and the cost of goods.

4.    How America Can Create Jobs:  A great piece by Andy Grove, the former chief of Intel.

5.  35 Facts About The Gutting Of America’s Industrial Might That Should Make You Very Angry:  I think the title says it all.

6.    Wal Mart & China: A Joint Venture:  A bit dated, but a very succinct history of Wal Mart’s role in offshoring.

7.  America’s Dirty War Against Manufacturing:  A three-part series of articles from Carl Pope, former chairman of the Sierra Club.

I hope you find these articles as interesting as I did.  Now get reading!

About Simply American LLC

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at
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