One person found this helpful. I really liked this book, but I'm a manufacturing guy, worked in that industry my entire career. I've loaned it to a couple of friends who thought is was, well, "pretty dull". So be forewarned, if you aren't at least favorably disposed toward manufacturing, this book may not be to your liking.
I believe the author amply demonstrates his primary point, that governmental policies have really hurt our manufacturing industries. It's no wonder that many of our really successful companies have chosen to make their products elsewhere, to the detriment, of course, of what almost all politicians blather about, " A excellent, comprehensive review of the daunting legal, taxation, and regulatory obstacles facing small businesses.
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I attended a public presentation by the author in which he gave a quick primer on his arguments in all six areas. He was dynamic and his research was strong.
I went in with a skeptical attitude, as I tend to believe third world poverty and incredibly cheap labor plus poor regulation overseas is the main reason manufacturing leaves the U. Smith makes some powerful arguments about the domestic side of the equation, especially in the area of workers' compensation and medical costs.
We agree on the key role manufacturing can play in stabilizing local economies.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 16, Bruce rated it really liked it. This recent book is an ambitious, thoughtful and very readable analysis of a set of developments that have had significant adverse impacts on the manufacturing and other commercial sectors of the United States economy during the last half of the 20th century.
The author is a manufacturing executive who has graduate education in law, economics and business.
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