Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More on National Manufacturing Policy

I did it again.  The headline this time?  "National Industry Policy Needn't Always Be About Picking the Winners."

Right, I thought to myself.  That's right. 

I've been advocating for embracing manufacturing, investing in skills training, removing uncertainty about public infrastructure's future, achieving energy independence, and reducing regulations.  Nowhere in there is a request for government to pick one industry over another, as long as it picks manufacturing.

But, lesson still not learned, I hadn't yet read the dateline on the article.

This article was out of Cape York, Australia.  Here's the full story, including news that 1,000 jobs are leaving BlueScope Steel and that Australia is going through the national debate about whether manufacturing still matters.

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