[Homestead] American manufacturing
genegerue at ruralize.com
Mon Apr 21 07:41:55 EDT 2008
On Apr 21, 2008, at 6:26 AM, Clansgian at wmconnect.com wrote:
>> More news on manufacturing, this time current. This is an excerpt
>> the article:
> First, of course, the info in the article is equally interesting and
> As Lynda pointed out, not only are insurance policy writers and
> issuers now considered manufaturers, but burger flippers at
> McDonalds are also
> counted as employed in manufacturing.
Yes. It is obvious that the definition of manufacturing has changed
substantially. So perhaps it is time to stop talking about
manufacturing jobs and just talk about jobs and wages and salaries, no
matter what the job. Most of what I read says average wages are going
down. Not sure how that gets stopped. Better education, better
training, more encouragement for entrepreneurs and managers. An
article yesterday talked of how China has a growing need for managers.
Their social system extends into their business decisions, based on
personal relationships and trust, and so their managers make weak
business decisions. So an increasing "drain" will be our managers
going where the jobs are. The only impediment seems to be needing to
learn Mandarin to be fully effective.
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