A generation of efficiency experts have been telling us the U.S. doesn't need to manufacture things. We will lead the world at innovating -- coming up with new products and technologies, they say.
For 130 million working Americans, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is, as Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison (D) described so well, the "largest corporate power grab you never heard of."
Sodexo, a multinational company based in France that provides food services to schools, college campuses, and the U.S. military, is a primary driver of the privatization and outsourcing of food services in America. But Sodexo has taken the low road to profitability.
How can American unions reconsolidate people power and build a 21st century union movement that is broader than its membership?
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On May 20, 29-year-old whistleblower Edward Snowden boarded a plane to Hong Kong and launched a national conversation about government surveillance. But it also exposed what happens when important government functions are outsourced to for-profit companies.
We are allowing much of manufacturing, the great innovation engine that turns ideas into reality, to vanish quietly from our shores. Our global corporations may be benefitting from this; most Americans are not.
In an age of increased jingoism about freedom and American ideals, the comparative yardsticks of patriotism should be applied frequently and meticulously to the large U.S. corporations that rove the world seeking advantages from other countries, to the detriment of the United States.
Technology, innovation and government will be the source of many more challenges to youth employment in the years to come. But they also have the potential to put millions of people back into the workforce.
I finally read Rachel Maddow's really interesting book called Drift, and in it she analyzes how easy it has become for America to go to war. And one ...
Am I wrong to be disgusted over the blatant irresponsibility of some of the largest retailers and apparel brands in the world as well as the governments, and factory owners in the countries sought for the lowest possible manufacturing costs?
Today's Bangladeshi dead and injured are the equivalent of those unprotected American miners, railroad workers and mill hands of a hundred years ago.
We don't need to pivot to Asia. We need to pivot to America and tell the multinational chieftains to stop selling China the rope it's using to hang us.
Policy makers across the country often say they want to run governments more like a business. The Dreamliners that are still on the ground should tell them something about what that really means: there's no substitute for good management and strong oversight to deliver quality services at reasonable costs.
Apparently, the nation's most prestigious newspaper feels Rattner's financial acumen and half-vast experience in manufacturing -- manufacturing kickback schemes, that is -- qualifies him to hold forth on what ails the economy.