In Praise of Hard Industries

In Praise of Hard Industries : Why Manufacturing, Not the New Economy is the Key to Future Prosperity

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Eamonn Fingleton argues that any country that adopts the new economy route at the expense of a manufacturing base risks economic enfeeblement. He looks at areas for the wellbeing of an advanced nation a range of jobs, strong exports and world beating wages.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 164 x 240mm | 672g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion Business (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
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  • 0752813897
  • 9780752813899

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There is increasing emphasis today on the importance of service businesses, but this book examines the contribution of manufacturing to the well-being of the economy. Fingleton argues that any country that focuses on the 'new economy' rather than manufacturing risks economic enfeeblement. He claims that modern manufacturing has moved to a more sophisticated and profitable level, and examines three key areas in which it has strong advantages: a wide range of jobs, strong exports and world-beating wages. He demonstrates his message with the examples of Singapore, Germany and Switzerland, whose economic strengths derive from their rock-solid commitment to manufacturing. (Kirkus UK)show more

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