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February 2013

‘The Automated Patriot’

We were quoted in a blog, titled ‘The Automated Patriot’, on Packaging Digest:

“It’s no secret that America has lost a passel of manufacturing jobs over the past half decade. President Obama has made reversing this trend a national goal. We won’t discuss any opinions on whether his administration’s anti-big-business attitude has helped or hurt the situation. Let’s just agree that it’s everyone’s patriotic duty to develop U.S.-based jobs just as fast as we can.

A lot has been said about whether the trend toward increased automation of manufacturing processes is a net creator or eliminator of manufacturing jobs. On the surface, it would seem a net eliminator by increasing worker productivity—fewer workers need be employed to manufacture the same quantity of goods—but there are subtle arguments to the contrary.”

Read more at Packaging Digest.