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credo November 19th, 2019 10:31pm

Is it really possible to bring back American manufacturing?

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11/20/19 5:21 am

You’re not going to convince companies to pay a human to do work that machines can do faster and more accurately.

BadSeed Oregon
11/20/19 5:35 am

Only with automation

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
11/19/19 7:15 pm

Manufacturing depends on two things:
1. A well educated public workforce
2. A low priced labor force
So, no, manufacturing will never return to the glory days in this country.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/19/19 7:10 pm

We priced ourselves out of the market due to wages and management compensation.

smartfart Florida
11/19/19 7:06 pm

As a country, we have moved to more advanced things. There will always be some, but not to where is was due to automation & labor cost.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/19/19 7:12 pm

Surely you can add something besides “no” to the conversation - otherwise go back to your sandbox.

11/19/19 7:24 pm

Done call me Shirley

11/19/19 7:26 pm

“It not to where is”. What is that . A well thought out statement

11/19/19 5:59 pm

Yes, though not to the same extent

11/19/19 5:20 pm

Nope. Look at the jobs report. Trump couldn't even do it. Lost some 36,000 jobs in manufacturing last month

LibArtie SW Connecticut
11/19/19 5:14 pm

Not in the near future, while cheaper foreign labor exists.

VivaLaFalange Vive il Duce
11/19/19 4:43 pm

Yeah, just require all products sold in America to be fully assembled and made in America

UniversePlan Michigan
11/19/19 4:37 pm

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PhxLibertarian Republic of Dave
11/19/19 4:01 pm

Yes but only at pay rates to compete with the third world.

VivaLaFalange Vive il Duce
11/19/19 4:44 pm

Or the multi-billionaire ceo’s would just have to make do with a smaller private jet

credo Positive Rights Exist
11/19/19 4:46 pm

Could we craft trade agreements to strongly encourage better pay for workers in other countries, making American labor more competitive without lowering wages?

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/19/19 3:51 pm

Those jobs have been and are still in the process of being converted into robots.

American manufacturing will consist of people who know how to run and build these robots.

ctskapski x
11/19/19 3:40 pm


But not American manufacturing jobs, unless we get really regressive, really quickly.

ctskapski x
11/19/19 8:31 pm

No, we shouldn't get really regressive?

I agree.