Sand in the Gears

sand-in-the-gears-imageHow Public Policy Has Crippled American Manufacturing

For most of the 20th century Americans considered manufacturing to be the driving force of our economy, but no longer. As recently as 1980 there were over 20 million people employed in the manufacturing sector; one generation later nearly half of those jobs had disappeared, while at the same time our country added over 40 million jobs to the rest of the economy.  What happened?