Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday Morning Links

1. Strong earnings reports from Union Pacific and CSX suggest that the U.S. economy is continuing its long, slow recovery. 

2. Let's Be Blunt: It's Time to End the Drug War

3.  Get ready for a third industrial revolution that is coming from the digitization of manufacturing - it will completely transform the way goods are made.  

4. Almost 50% of Large U.S. Manufacturers Are Planning to Move Production Back from China to the U.S.

5.  Abundant, Cheap Shale Gas Could Spark a U.S. "Manufacturing Renaissance," says Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris on CNBC.

6. California Home Sales Increase to the Highest Level for the Month of March Since 2007.

7.  Ohio fracking for oil and gas could lead to economic recovery.

8. The boomerang effect: As Chinese wages rise, some production is moving back to the rich world.

9.  Let's Legalize Skyscrapers in the Nation's Capital: D.C.’s height restrictions on buildings are raising rents and hurting America. 

10. Defying the Naysayers, U.S. Manufacturing is Booming in the Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina corridor.

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4 Comments:

At 4/21/2012 11:53 AM, Blogger juandos said...

re: '3. Get ready for a third industrial revolution that is coming from the digitization of manufacturing - it will completely transform the way goods are made'...

I found it interesting that the original article and the related ones apparently had no room to discuss the potential of nanotechnology...

 
At 4/21/2012 6:50 PM, Blogger Che is dead said...

"Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala's young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago ... "Can we grow organs instead of transplanting them?" His lab at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is doing just that -- engineering over 30 tissues and whole organs. -- TED: Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

 
At 4/21/2012 7:49 PM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

A few other signs of a sustainable recovery:

Retail sales (excl. automobiles and gas stations and adjusted for inflation) are at record levels.

Wholesale Trade of both durable and nondurable goods are at record levels.

Automobile production and retail sales are at 2007 levels.

Good signs all around.

 
At 4/22/2012 3:05 PM, Blogger Che is dead said...

A very important "Earth Day" message: IF I WANTED AMERICA TO FAIL

 

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