American Machinist

Manufacturing erosion threatens standard of living.(Talking Shop)

AMERICANS COULD BE FACING A LOWER STANDARD of living, cautions a new study commissioned by the Council of Manufacturing Associations, Washington, D.C. Reportedly, this decline is "virtually assured" if the U.S. manufacturing base continues to shrink and innovation shifts to other global centers.

"Securing America's Future: The Case for a Strong Manufacturing Base," by Joel Popkin, asserts intense global competition and the rising cost of doing business in the U. …

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