September 7, 2011

How the Pentagon Hurts U.S. Manufacturing

Loren Thompson, Forbes

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After decades of distraction, policymakers and pundits have finally begun to focus on the decline of America’s manufacturing sector. The extraordinary reaction toSteve Denning’s August series at Forbes.com explaining why Amazon doesn’t make Kindle e-readers in America is just the latest evidence that people are getting worried about U.S. industrial competitiveness. With that in mind, I’d like to dedicate this posting to a discussion of the Defense Department’s recent track record in helping or hurting U.S. manufacturers.

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