Time for Obama to End Timidity on US Tech Manufacturing Jobs


By George Leopold – The titans of Silicon Valley have made it perfectly clear that all those manufacturing jobs shipped to Asia aren’t coming back. That’s precisely what Apple’s Steve Jobs told President Obama during a dinner in California last year before his death, according to a sobering account published by The New York Times, “How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work.”

The reason those jobs manufacturing consumer devices are gone for good, the NYT reports, is that the US manufacturing base has failed to evolve; the Asian supply chain for electronics is superior to ours; and American workers are unwilling to pull 12-hour shifts and live in company dorms. more> http://is.gd/f5YJEj

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