The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership: A Step Toward a Federal Manufacturing Strategy?
June 29, 2011
Last week President Obama announced the creation of an Advanced Manufacturing Partnership intended to create good manufacturing jobs and improve U.S. competitiveness. The Partnership, supported by more than $500 million in existing federal funds, is a government-industry-university initiative oriented toward high tech innovation in manufacturing.
The Great Lakes and Clean Energy--A National Win-Win
June 30, 2010
America needs to transform its energy system. The Great Lakes region possesses what may be the nation’s richest complex of innovation strengths--research universities, national and corporate research labs, and top-flight science and engineering talent. Is there a deal to be done?
Apple Unplugs Itself From Chamber of Commerce
October 05, 2009
We can now add Apple to the list of companies bidding the Chamber of Commerce farewell over the group's obstruction on climate policy. This is the Chamber's highest-profile defection to date, and one that's guaranteed to keep the story percolating in the news a bit longer.
The Mystery of the Free Lunch
May 23, 1981
Michael Kinsley on swanky business expenses.