Factories Matter Even If They Don't Add Lots of Jobs Dec 21, 2016 Encouraging manufacturing in the U.S. really is important. But we need to think harder about how and why we encourage it. Actually, There Are Still Some Good Blue-Collar Jobs Nov 21, 2016 Succeeding at these jobs takes skill, training and commitment. It just doesn’t require a four-year college degree. How is U.S. Auto Manufacturing Really Doing? Nov 07, 2016 Despite NAFTA and the unprecedented 2009 implosion, American automobile and truck manufacturing employment has crept back to where it was in 2008, while the rest of manufacturing has failed to rebound. U.S. Manufacturing's Productivity Gains Are a Myth Oct 27, 2016 It’s true that since 1994 manufacturing labor productivity has doubled, but if you measure something called “multifactor productivity” you get a different story. No, American Manufacturing Isn't Really Booming Oct 21, 2016 Current manufacturing output is 41% higher than back in the happy days of 1997. That doesn't sound like a decline. But there's a catch... Staying Home and Not Working Makes People Sick Oct 11, 2016 The percentage of American men ages 25 through 54 who are neither working nor looking for work is four times that of the 1960s, and health, or lack thereof, seems to be a major factor. 3D Printers Aren't Just for Hobbyists in Garages Sep 19, 2016 As more giant corporations such as GE are buying up additive manufacturing companies, it's probably time to stop thinking about 3D printing as a hobby. The Age of the Never-Ending Performance Review Aug 23, 2016 Should your company ditch performance reviews? It might make sense.