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credo November 19th, 2019 10:31pm

Is it really possible to bring back American manufacturing?

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bjg1009
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
and/or
2. A low priced labor force
So, no, manufacturing will never return to the glory days in this country.

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

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

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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.

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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.

diest
11/19/19 7:24 pm

Done call me Shirley

diest
11/19/19 7:26 pm

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

friendlysadist
11/19/19 5:59 pm

Yes, though not to the same extent

handsyjoey
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

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

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

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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

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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.

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ctskapski x
11/19/19 3:40 pm

Sure.

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

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ctskapski x
11/19/19 8:31 pm

No, we shouldn't get really regressive?

I agree.