Sand in the Gears: How Public Policy Has Crippled American Manufacturing

Sand in the Gears How Public Policy Has Crippled American Manufacturing American manufacturing has been on the decline for at least two generations that fact is plain to any observer who travels through the Rust Belt of the Midwest where the closing of steel plants and a

  • Title: Sand in the Gears: How Public Policy Has Crippled American Manufacturing
  • Author: Andrew O. Smith
  • ISBN: 9781612345888
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Hardcover
  • American manufacturing has been on the decline for at least two generations that fact is plain to any observer who travels through the Rust Belt of the Midwest, where the closing of steel plants and automobile factories has created ghost towns that dot the landscape It is also clear in the dormant New England textile mills, whose owners surrendered their production firstAmerican manufacturing has been on the decline for at least two generations that fact is plain to any observer who travels through the Rust Belt of the Midwest, where the closing of steel plants and automobile factories has created ghost towns that dot the landscape It is also clear in the dormant New England textile mills, whose owners surrendered their production first to cheaper mills in the Southeast before they, in turn, lost out to Asian labor.What caused this calamity, and what can be done about it Andrew Smith argues that we lost our manufacturing not to forces beyond our control, such as globalization and cheaper labor overseas, but as the result of misguided policies that are well within our abilities to reform for the benefit of manufacturing Examining six areas of public policy the tax system, health care, the legal system, workers compensation, government regulations, and labor policy Smith demonstrates that in each of these areas, the current policy choices have created a hostile environment for manufacturing Grounding his arguments not in polemic or ideology but in historical analysis and current research, Smith illustrates his points with real world examples to show how a new social compact can fix the problems that manufacturers face without sacrificing public policy goals.

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    1. This recent book is an ambitious, thoughtful and very readable analysis of a set of developments that have had significant adverse impacts on the manufacturing (and other) commercial sectors of the United States economy during the last half of the 20th century. The author is a manufacturing executive who has graduate education in law, economics and business. He offers as a possible solution to these problems a provocative "New Social Compact", which would require " extensive reordering of our co [...]



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