Are U.S. manufacturing
jobs still important to
were, and are, vital to
the creation and maintenance of a secure
AMerICAn MAnufACTurIng MAy be making a comeback, and that’s
good news to those who believe a strong manufacturing base is
essential to the economy. Traditional manufacturing jobs paid well,
stimulating local economies and the creation of other jobs. But critics
argue that profits are flowing into far fewer pockets than in the past.
They say manufacturing jobs will continue to migrate to lower-wage
regions and workers are increasingly being replaced by technology.
What do you think?
Manufacturing is what
built this country.
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• http://business.time.com (search: “How made in the uSA is making a
The more we manufacture, the less we
have to import.
I think we need a
paradigm shift insofar as production
to be less of an
in the past.
Our economy should
be based on a full
spectrum of jobs.
That would ensure
jobs [are] available