Owen E. Herrnstadt
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June 5, 2014 | By Owen E. Herrnstadt | BlogThis past year, President Obama’s commitment to rebuilding our nation’s manufacturing sector has taken center stage. In February, he explained why producing goods here at home is important to our country: “For generations of Americans, manufacturing was the ticket to a good middle-class life.
September 3, 2013 | By Owen E. Herrnstadt | CommentaryAccording to the Department of Labor’s August 2 jobs report, 12 million U.S. workers remain unemployed. In manufacturing and construction alone, 1.8 million people were out of work.
March 21, 2013 | By Owen E. Herrnstadt | CommentaryIn his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama said, “Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.” Last year, he explained, “… my message is simple.
December 2, 2009 | By Owen E. Herrnstadt | Analysis and OpinionRecovery Act investments should be used to create manufacturing jobs ... in the U.S.
March 13, 2009 | By Owen E. Herrnstadt | Analysis and OpinionThe federal government needs to embrace wholeheartedly the goal of creating good jobs in the United States. Adopting domestic sourcing requirements like those in the Buy American Act, along with strong enforcement and full transparency, will help strengthen its role as an engine of economic growth.
April 17, 2008 | By Owen E. Herrnstadt | Briefing PaperListen to an interview with the author Over the past several years, the outsourcing of hundreds of thousands of white-collar and service jobs from the United States to countries like India and China has received increasing attention.1 But there is a particular outsourcing arrangement that takes place under the radar, that involves high-paying, high-technology jobs in the export sector, and that impacts national security.