Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Manufacturing in the App Economy: How Many Jobs Should We Aim For?

From the abstract: "We live in a world where the communications sector is driving the recovery and receiving much attention. We believe that this is the most important ongoing development in the American economy, offering the potential for long-term transformation.

But while very important, a boom in communications isn’t enough, alone, to achieve balanced and sustainable growth. We need every sector of the economy, including manufacturing, to contribute. With this in mind, the Obama Administration has taken the positive step of proposing a series of policy measures that would encourage domestic manufacturing.
In this spirit, we undertake an audacious question: In this era of apps and social media, what is a reasonable long-term goal for manufacturing employment?" Read more