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Do U.S. EPA Regulations Actually Make Global Pollution Worse?

March 10, 2014


Exporting pollution, one factory at a time. The Heritage Foundation recently published an article on how climate regulations designed to put an end to coal fired electric plants will significantly harm U.S. manufacturing (EPA’s Climate Regulations Will Harm American Manufacturing). This got me thinking, if EPA regulations drive manufacturing offshore, is it possible that by […]

U.S. Manufacturing Shows Signs of Growth

April 5, 2012


Oil surges on strong US manufacturing data (via AFP) World oil prices surged Monday after stronger-than-expected manufacturing data in the United States, the world’s top crude oil consumer, offset weaker figures in Europe. John Kilduff at Again Capital noted that with the beginning of the second quarter trading Monday, “there will be new money coming… […]

National Consumer Protection Week: It’s Up to You (Sorry!)

March 12, 2012


National Consumer Protection Week: It’s Up to You (Sorry!) (via [Free Resource: Check your credit for free before applying for a credit card] This year, in particular, no one really wants a restrained consumer; and by no one I mean not your Occupy Wall Street-friendly local small business, nor the largest of American corporations, […]

Manufacturing Intelligence and National Security

February 25, 2012


The Risks of an Eroding Manufacturing Sector By Holly A. Bell When I wrote the article Manufacturing: America’s Next Industrial Evolution? the primary purpose was to consider how to compete in a global manufacturing environment. I briefly mentioned national security as one reason we should actively seek to bring manufacturing back to the US and […]

The Economic and Geo-Political Implications of China-Centric Globalization

February 13, 2012


A slightly different perspective on an article I published last week entitled: Manufacturing: America’s Next Industrial Evolution? On globalization from Thomas Palley: Image courtesy of Stuart Miles Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Buzz it up […]

Manufacturing: America’s Next Industrial Evolution?

February 6, 2012


By Holly A. Bell While I understand and accept the arguments for why globalization is a positive thing—higher wages and a growing global middle-class, lower cost of goods, and more goods available through specialization and trade (just to name a few)—an increasingly globalized manufacturing sector gives me cause for concern about competitive advantage in the […]

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