Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back: Reich

December 8th, 2016 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Economic impact Smart manufacturing

Maybe Trump doesn’t understand that a smart new factory with literally zero workers creates more America jobs and economic growth than a 100-year-old dumb factory with 1,000 workers? It is counter-intuitive. Trump’s been brainwashed by this old economic myth started by Democratic intellectuals like Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor for President Clinton, who’s still a popular TV personality. Reich wrote this Forbes article (below) seven years ago in 2009!!!

Trump $Trillions To Stimulate US Manufacturing or Wall Street?

December 3rd, 2016 - Posted by John A. BernadenJohn A. Bernaden to Economic impact Smart manufacturing

Will President-elect Trump invest $2 trillion to $3 trillion in a Trump-size economic stimulus plan to pump up U.S. manufacturers or allow a fast-track Corporate Tax Reform plan speeding through Congress invest $300 billion to $450 billion of repatriated corporate wealth in a new Infrastructure plan to fix the nation’s roads and bridges. However, Congress’s plan would also then fast-track the remaining $2 trillion to $2,5 trillion to make Wall Street fast money men richer with this massive tsunami of wealth that they can then use to restructure and destroy what’s left of America’s midsize manufacturers?

Factories To Grow Smarter; But… they’re still dumb

November 15th, 2016 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Automation Clean energy Economic impact Smart manufacturing

The aim is to make factories more productive, less costly to operate and more reliable. Here’s a paradox of America’s highly automated, increasingly labor-independent manufacturing: While sophisticated, for the most part, it isn’t all that high-tech. I’d thought, based on all the industry chatter about the “industrial internet,” that we were pretty far along in this process. But that turns out not to be the case.

World Leaders Ready For Coming Industrial Revolution?

January 28th, 2016 - Posted by John A. BernadenJohn A. Bernaden to Uncategorized

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What does it mean?  How should business and world leaders respond?   The venerable 2016 World Economic Forum addressed those huge questions re-shaping business, government and civilization today. Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the forum,…

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Would you fly in an automated plane?

July 24th, 2013 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Automation

In a recent discussion on Quora, a frequent flier brought up several points why an automated pilot may be safer