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Pathways to manufacturing growth available and achievable--Reality or wishful thinking?

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hellmut.kohlsdorf@hotmail.de
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hellmut.kohlsdorf@hotmail.de   8/9/2012 8:07:11 AM
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While the article is right it is too short in catching the problem in my opinion. THE USA suffers the consequence of being a large island. What once used to be its strength is now working against it. The first big mistake results from their own placement. The land of god and the greatest and best. I remember while going for many many years to a large tradeshow in Las Vegas, Comdex. In the first years taxi drivers called it the greates and biggest show on earth. Over the years they added. "I have heard there is an even bigger show of the same king in Germany" The Hannover fair in Germany had to be split 2 times becauase it was growing too fast and is still growing. How can the USA confront itself with reality when its self definition is defined as written enough even in the constitution!A rule to dream and keep the dream, because that is their selfunderstanding. The USA should remember what made them strong in the 20th century! Tolerance, diversity and hard, hard work. The chance for everybody to achieve a bright future. This is today seen as socialism. God made the world in 6 days! Tea Party!Look just at the republican candidate, a shame for such a wonderful country!

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I_B_GREEN   8/6/2012 7:13:59 PM
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If there are not binding protection laws for those that invest in R&D. then no amount of money will jump start our rebirth. In the end it will be stolen from offshore manufacxcturers with imunity and undermine anu US manufacturing until the inventors biz is bankrupt.

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docdivakar   8/3/2012 9:55:20 PM
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I agree overall with some steps suggested in the article for increasing manufacturing jobs in the US. I don't think it is all wishful thinking but the these steps will probably lead to timid growth, given the maturity of the globalization. The comment on the infrastructure investment -that China's nine percent of its GDP to development its infrastructure, I don't think it is a fair comparison. In China's case these infrastructure may not have existed in the first place whereas in the case of US, it is largely an upgrade. The job growth from these two will be wildly different! MP Divakar

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GeniusEE   8/2/2012 9:20:08 PM
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Forgot to mention. We have many many technologies that need funding - it's not a lack of innovation that's the problem, it's the ability to fuel (money) its commercialization.. Technologies that will indeed produce great jobs. The problem is that VCs are investing in Chinese, not US startups.

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GeniusEE   8/2/2012 9:16:27 PM
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Tax the rich? Pay any taxes at all would be nice. Offshore revenues are tax deferred until the money comes back, so it isn't. As far as skilled workers go, there are tons...just that nobody is willing to work for free while their discounted salary difference gets pocketed by execs and stockholders. Amazing how gullible engineers can be in believing the sleight of hand that comes from industry lobbyists. Drill for oil on public lands, then sell it to me for $5/gallon? Corruption at its finest.

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Acepilot   8/2/2012 2:20:03 PM
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It is true that many jobs have been lost because of the high cost of doing business in the US. Over the years, I have lost my job several times because companies I worked for could not compete with offshore companies and went out of business. So I know personally what it's like to be out of work because of offshore competition. The report is right about a few things: Lowering the cost of doing business in the US (taxes, regulations), would help, along with an energy policy that results in lower energy costs. But when the current administration has a tax the rich policy, believes that corporations must be punished and has an energy policy that encourages higher prices, you aren't going to see a boom in US manufacturing anytime soon.

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timemerchant   8/2/2012 7:31:31 AM
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First get rid of the HR and expensive "hangers-on" services like the Deloittes accountants who write such guana to fill up their expensive billing hours. In embedded work, HR asks for a particular processor experience (often when the chip has only just launched). Take ARM, over 100 vendors, and some with over 200 variants, now within that, there is M0, M3, M4, A7, A8, A9, A15 etc, etc. While Wall Street demand higher returns than is reasonable, the employment will never happen for engineers. I've done my 35 years, and would not recommend it to anyone even if you do keep up. You are not portable. Go do architecture, medicine or other work where you are productive in a new environment from day one. Invest in infrastructure? A mediocre scope costs as much as a car, and has limited lifespan as technology speeds by and test equipment stagnates. Also, corporates don't pay much in the way of taxes; they acquire others with money they could of spent on organic growth. Sorry, I also didn't have enough coffee this morning, so I'm off to walk the dog.

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