Once upon a time, America was the world's factory. That time will never come again. But, recent results and research indicate that factories and products will and must play a pivotal role in manufacturing America's future. Even with its relative decline as a contributor to GDP as an employer of American workers, the manufacturing sector remains a powerful force. Bruce Stokes notes in a 2011 posting published by the New America Foundation: The United States is the world's mightiest … [Read more...]
Frank blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and writes occasional columns and articles for publications such as the International Business Times and The Economic Times of India.
Frank writes on a wide variety of topics that are critical to shaping the future of America and the American dream and to making the United States and the world a better place. These include: Business; education; poverty and inequality; politics and public policy; immigration; manufacturing; innovation; leadership; citizenship; and social commentary.
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America has a serious shortage of skilled workers and that is a primary cause of our lack of job creation. Right? Wrong! We have been bemused for the past few years as an ecumenical group of business leaders, academics and experts have put forward the argument that training and developing a more skilled workforce would help drive job creation. It seems to us that this is a basic misunderstanding of cause and effect. We can have a philosophical debate about which came first -- the chicken … [Read more...]
On Friday, August 26, as Hurricane Irene began to move up the East Coast to give Washington, DC a physical lashing, Federal Reserve Bank Chair Ben Bernanke spoke out, from across the country in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to give our elected officials in the nation's capitol a tongue lashing. Chair Bernanke asserted, "...the country would be well served by a better process for making fiscal decisions. The negotiations that took place over the summer disrupted financial markets and probably the … [Read more...]