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ebuilding America: Follow the data

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CC VanDorne
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CC VanDorne   2/15/2012 10:09:14 PM
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I didn't misunderstand the data like you apparently misunderstood my point. My commentary was more directed to the way you, and EETimes, chose to position the debate - reflexively deferring to the good intentions of government and more specifically to the current administration. I simply consider the prospect of starting an discussion from a false premise to be counterproductive, and the repetition of that mistake to be disapointing.

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nicolas.mokhoff   2/15/2012 5:47:56 PM
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What's so hard to understand? This erosion in manufacturing in America did not start with the Obama administration. My colleague on another "Rebuilding America" conversation backs up with data from the NSF that goes beyond partisanship. I think most readers will get it. The National Science Foundation put this out today: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=123174&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click: Here's the key passage says George Leopold: "U.S. manufacturing has been declining as a share of our nation's gross domestic product for many decades. Our nation has lost almost 30 percent of manufacturing jobs during the last decade. Concurrently, emerging economies have vastly increased manufacturing capacity. In-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes has boosted innovation in these nations." Here's the link to that lively conversation: http://www.eetimes.com/discussion/other/4236256/Rebuilding-America--Would-Kurzarbeit-work-here-

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CC VanDorne   2/14/2012 9:18:20 PM
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How dissapointing. This series of discussions on "Rebuilding America" always seems to start with an Obama Administration policy or idea. That can only lead to limited progess in this exchange and is a disservice to the larger goal. I expect better from my fellow engineers, even if they have turned to the pen for livelihood.

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