In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the key to Future Prosperity Eamonn Fingleton

ISBN: 9780395899687

Published: September 9th 1999

Hardcover

288 pages


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In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the key to Future Prosperity  by  Eamonn Fingleton

In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the key to Future Prosperity by Eamonn Fingleton
September 9th 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780395899687 | 7.14 Mb

Challenging conventional wisdom, Eamonn Fingleton argues that manufacturing expertise -- not the new information economy -- is crucial to jobs, exports, and growth. It is universally accepted that the future of the U.S. economy depends on itsMoreChallenging conventional wisdom, Eamonn Fingleton argues that manufacturing expertise -- not the new information economy -- is crucial to jobs, exports, and growth.

It is universally accepted that the future of the U.S. economy depends on its successful adaptation to a postindustrial, information-based global economy. The same conventional wisdom says that advanced economies should abandon manufacturing in favor of information-driven services such as finance, entertainment, and software. In this surprising and provocative book, the acclaimed financial journalist Eamonn Fingleton demonstrates that by every measure, including high-wage job creation, contribution to national income, and balance of trade, the manufacturing sector outperforms the new economy.

In Praise of Hard Industries argues with compelling logic that Americas long-term economic success depends on its strategic advantage as a manufacturer of sophisticated equipment and producer goods.



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