Excellent article on US #Mfg resurgence potential RT @reuters: Manufacturing can thrive but struggles for respect t.co/rsqfcCxc
Key point of this solid, in-depth article is the need to focus on our Engineering education gap.
In 1957, the USSR kicked our butt in the first leg of the Space Race with the launch of the Sputnik satellite. The alarm was so great, that it galvanized our government to act, resulting in a huge effort to educate more scientists and engineers. This national effort resulted in the US leading in technology for many decades.
When the Reagan Administration empowered the off-shoring of American Manufacturing, we began to see the decline of science and engineering and the rise of Wall Street MBA wizards, making money with other peoples money - but not truly "making" anything of tangible value.
Fast forward to the Bush II years, and the historic collapse of the financial gold rush of the last 20 years, we now see the folly of these "get rich by speculation" schemes.
The way forward to a stronger US economy, with a brighter future for the middle class, is a sustained focus on revitalization of our manufacturing sector.
We have said it before ... Moms and Dads, please help your daughters and sons become engineers and scientists! They will build a better future for us all.
Support US Manufacturing and it will support you, America.