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July 1, 2012

The Decaying Light of Innovation

How the decline of research and development in the United States threatens our future.

IT STARTED AS A MINOR DILEMMA for textile manufacturer Milliken & Co. The polyesters were getting mixed up with the nylons. Even experienced plant supervisors couldn't tell the difference just by eyeballing spools of the two […] Read More

July 1, 2012

The New Game Plan for Manufacturing

While Congress hardens its partisan backing, a fresh policy consensus takes shape.

American Manufacturing has been enjoying a strong two-year rebound, and it may soon begin a long-range renaissance. Better still, if Washington finally gets its act together by adopting a coordinated national manufacturing strategy, a more […] Read More

July 1, 2012

Activism as an Investment in the Future

Bill Hickey explains why he got political and the policies we need to make manufacturing and the country stronger.

Bill Hickey, in Lapham-Hickey's Chicago Service Center,is one of MSCI's most politically active members.William “Bill” Hickey is clear: “The three best ways to build wealth,” he says, “are to manufacture it, to mine it or […] Read More

July 1, 2012

No Respect

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” —Winston ChurchillWatching a TV interview with one of the most accomplished mowers of grass on the planet, I was blown away by the way he talked about his job. […] Read More

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