manufacturing

“give the example of Kansas and Missouri fighting for state taxes when instead they should become a joint agro-business powerhouse. I talk about Kentucky and Tennessee fighting about low-wage automobile plants when they should become an advanced manufacturing powerhouse. Only by aggregating on a functional scale are we going to get these regions of America to be more competitive.” – Cities are the New Nations

“In other words, sustainable innovation works as well as or better than disruption, but the U.S., thanks to figures like Prof. Christensen, wasn’t allowed to have it. Americans could have developed advanced skills for advanced manufacturing and services as did Germany, Japan, China, Sweden, et al, but nooo—economists and business theorists taught that it was uneconomical to invest in all the Tammy Thomas’s of the country so that they could “tinker” brilliantly for the sustainability of U.S manufacturing and its heartland cities.” – Christensen’s Disruptive Innovation after the Lepore Critique ~ Remaking the University