- 8:22 am - Mon, Sep 24, 2012
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Over at Slate, they’re having one of those “ask the crowd” discussions, soliciting ideas for addressing a big issue. In this case the question is “how to reinvent American manufacturing.” One of the proposals caught my eye: “Don’t manufacture, re-manufacture”:
While labor prices in China create a competitive disadvantage for US workers, there is nothing preventing us from changing our laws to require that a more significant portion of durable goods be re-manufactured. The automotive industry has created a thriving economy in re-manufactured goods but the supply of low cost new parts is always a temptation that keeps this industry from completely taking off.
If you want to cast a vote to support that notion, or leave a comment about it, head over to Slate.
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