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So … about that U.S. manufacturing renaissance

After a brutal period of downsizing and reorganizing, the U.S. manufacturing sector has become the most competitive in the world. Output per worker is...

Want change? Pick the right kind of leader

You want change. What kind of leader can actually deliver it? This is a perennial question for the boards of corporations and other organizations in...

Free trade does not have to devastate workers

The past decade and a half have been tough for a lot of American workers. Real median household income in 2014 was more than...

The price of stuff just keeps getting cheaper

Since 1995, durable goods (cars, televisions, computers and the like) have been getting cheaper in the U.S. That’s even as the prices of services...

The price of stuff just keeps getting cheaper

Since 1995, durable goods (cars, televisions, computers and the like) have been getting cheaper in the U.S. That’s even as the prices of services...

Earnings’ impact on economy

U.S. workers and consumers seem to be doing pretty well at the moment. Businesses, not so much. We've been hearing a lot over the...

Can U.S. consumers thrive if corporations don’t?

U.S. workers and consumers (who are for the most part the same people) seem to be doing pretty well at the moment. Businesses, not...

States that bounced back, and states that didn’t

Employment in the U.S. hit bottom near the beginning of 2010. Since then we’ve had almost six years of steady job growth. It’s been a...

California is the place to be for venture capital

When venture capitalists invest, they tend to do it in California. Of the $140 billion disbursed by VCs in the U.S. during the past...

Sticking with the same employer isn’t out of style

It is widely believed that Americans change jobs a lot more than they used to. After years of digging through employment data in search...

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