Sand in the Gears

How Public Policy Has Crippled American Manufacturing

Andrew O. Smith

In Sand in the Gears, Andrew Smith argues that the US lost manufacturing not to forces beyond its control, such as globalisation and cheaper labour overseas, but as the result of misguided policies that are well within its abilities to reform for the benefit of manufacturing.
Publication date:
February 2013
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
Illustration :
15 tables; 4 figures; notes; bibliography; index
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781612345888

Dimensions : 152 X 228 cm
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£18.99
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• Argues that the US lost manufacturing not to forces beyond its control, such as globalisation and cheaper labour overseas, but as the result of misguided policies

In Sand in the Gears, Andrew Smith argues that the US lost manufacturing not to forces beyond its control, such as globalisation and cheaper labour overseas, but as the result of misguided policies that are well within its abilities to reform for the benefit of manufacturing. Examining six areas of public policy—the tax system, health care, the legal system, workers’ compensation, government regulations, and labour policy—Smith demonstrates that in each of these areas, the current policy choices have created a hostile environment for manufacturing.