Monthly Archives: January 2014

Amazing Modern Manufacturing

I worked many years for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and I have never been as excited about the prospects for U.S. manufacturing as I am today. We are entering a new era – a new golden age of amazing modern manufacturing. All of a sudden all the ingredients of competitive manufacturing are swinging… Read more »

Culture Clash

General Sir Charles James Napier, who conquered the Sindh Province of India (now Pakistan) during the heyday of British imperialism, was appalled by the quaint local custom of the suttee — burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands. He issued an order banning such things. He was soon thereafter visited by some Hindu… Read more »

Bureaucratic Inertia

It was perhaps inevitable that the bungled launch of Obamacare — the Affordable Care Act – would throw an unwelcome light on the federal bureaucracy which has never been noted for its efficiency and productivity. The federal bureaucrats had three years and about half a billion dollars to get this thing off the ground, and… Read more »