Manufacturing has long been seen as the bedrock of economic growth in the United States. From the factories of the Industrial Revolution to the semiconductor plants of the Information Revolution, America has a proud history of making things. Yet anyone who has spent time in the Rust Belt has fe
Rich Cooper has a nice write-up of Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitello’s fascinating recent speech on technology, innovation, jobs, and disruptive enterprise. Of particular interest were the following remarks:
It is tempting to think that all the nation’s economic troubles – slow growth and high unemployment – can be traced to the financial crisis and the recession that started in 2007-2008. But this would be a mistake. Some of the challenges the country faces predate the financial crisis.
Our politicians all seem to agree on at least one thing: There will be no recovery unless America gets back to work. But that’s often where the agreement ends. Once you move on to discuss how to get America back to work, opinions begin to diverge.