Just three days after the Obama administration announced a commitment to reenergize the United States' manufacturing base, Intel co-founder Andy Grove released a compelling and widely-discussed piece, "How to Make An American Job Before It's Too Late," on the nation's need to move away from dependence on overseas production and toward rebooting the domestic manufacturing sector in an effort to rebuild our economy. But as discussions about the toll that offshoring is taking on innovation and jobs continue, changes among China's labor force are altering the economic landscape of the future. This leads me to wonder: How are these shifts going to affect the U.S.? Ethically speaking, what kind of industrial nation do we want to be?Check out the whole piece and offer your thoughts on the comments page, where you can read points like this one by ncmsmfg:
"Manufacturing is the foundation of an industrialized nation's economy, and we are currently reaping what we have sown by sending it overseas."