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View Diary: President Obama announces 'in-sourcing' initiative to help reverse off-shoring of U.S. jobs (112 comments)

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  •  I must be missing something (0+ / 0-)

    "One thing mentioned by the president that has helped to generate many new manufacturing jobs is increased productivity. In other words, companies are able to keep their costs lower by using fewer workers through automation and other means, and by paying workers less."

    Fewer workers = generate many new manufacturing jobs?

    Everyone seems pretty happy about this, and it certainly has sound bite potential, but how is this different from right to work?

    •  Fewer workers produce the same amount... (0+ / 0-)

      ...lowering unit costs boosting production allowed more to be hired.

      But, as far as paying them less as part of this approach, it reeks.

      The surest way to predict the future is to invent it. — Stephen Post. [Me at Twitter.]

      by Meteor Blades on Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 07:34:32 PM PST

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