US needs a manufacturing renaissance rather than paying for computers with corn

by Rashmee

Posted on August 22, 2019


Here’s an interesting point made some little time ago by a former assistant professor of finance in the United States. It’s wrong to assert as is often the case that US output has risen while manufacturing jobs have declined. That piece, by Noah Smith, a Bloomberg View columnist, admittedly appeared well before the economic chaos wrought by … Continue reading “US needs a manufacturing renaissance rather than paying for computers with corn”

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Who needs factories? Good question to ask America but not countries like India

by Rashmee

Posted on July 17, 2019


When manufacturing activity in the US and China, the world’s two largest economies, perks up, everyone heaves a sign of relief. Manufacturing, according to most knowledgeable people, is the key to a strong economy. Now here’s the other point of view. Who Needs Factories Anyway? asked Michael Schuman on Bloomberg View some little time ago. It was … Continue reading “Who needs factories? Good question to ask America but not countries like India”

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Here’s the best argument I’ve heard for a jobs “re-shoring” drive to the United States

by Rashmee

Posted on December 2, 2016


Here’s the best argument I’ve heard for a jobs “re-shoring” drive to the US Deloitte’s global manufacturing competitiveness index ranks the US second only to China, according to Justin Fox on Bloomberg View. What that means in real terms is as follows: companies are going to start bringing jobs back to the US. Two reasons … Continue reading “Here’s the best argument I’ve heard for a jobs “re-shoring” drive to the United States”

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Manufacturing might be the ticket for India, ‘world’s largest poor economy’

by Rashmee

Posted on February 9, 2016


My friend, the eminent and very wise Gurcharan Das, recently sent me one of his columns for The Sunday Times of India and I was interested to read the strength of his belief in manufacturing jobs for India. Gurcharan argues that it is wrong to think that the age of manufacturing is over considering global … Continue reading “Manufacturing might be the ticket for India, ‘world’s largest poor economy’”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK