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.
I know Americans take pride in Google, Apple and similar-minded companies that rule their respective domains; but as for consumer goods, less and less are being made here. What do you consider a unique all-American gift?
Though emerging markets like India had seen income increases for those at the cusp of poverty, not much had changed for people at the very bottom. Impact sourcing distributes wealth using the mechanism of the market.
If U.S. employers want American workers to have stable job opportunities, it's time to start implementing a hybrid model of offshore/onshore labor and use new technology and product development methodology in order to sustain growth in the U.S.
Can you use Facebook? Then you can work for CloudFactory Ltd., a company located half a world away in Kathmandu that may soon find itself in the unlikely role of one of Nepal's biggest private employers.
"We know our customers come to Ikea for the high-quality product, top-of-the-line materials, and easy and innovative relationship-strengthening at-home building process, not for horse meat."
We need active industrial and social policy on an ambitious scale if we are ever to put this economy back onto the high-investment, high-wage growth trajectory from which the Reagan years took us away.
We don't know how to manage the tension of a new world that is both/and, not either/or. So we sit on the sidelines with every economic announcement, cheering for the life or death of whatever data bit or trend that ignites our emotions, feeling more and more helpless and perplexed.
Frog's Robert Fabricant discusses the work his firm is doing to design new solutions to improve health outcomes in the developing world, but why he never calls it "giving back."