Stephen Redwood

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Public perception of manufacturing woefully outdated, says survey

It won’t come as a shock to the <b>PlasticsToday</b> audience that the general public has an obsolete view of manufacturing, but a new survey commissioned by …


Here’s How Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis

Predictions like these are tricky at best. The best one can hope for is to be more accurate than conventional wisdom, which in the oil industry is …

Electric Vehicles

Why old-fashioned manufacturing jobs won’t return to the West

MANUFACTURING has a powerful hold over politicians and policymakers in the rich world. Donald Trump, among others, wants to bring the job of making …

Why Is Productivity So Weak? Three Theories

More than 151 million Americans count themselves employed, a number that has risen sharply in the last few years. The question is this: What are they doing all day?<p>Because whatever it is, it barely seems to be registering in economic output. The number of hours Americans worked rose 1.9 percent in …

Urban Planning