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Michael C. Sekora: Technology-Based Planning

Tue, Mar 12 2013 – 6:00pm Michael C. Sekora: Technology-Based Planning, the Foundation of All Competitive Advantage President, Quadrigy, Inc. Sekora, who was the founder and director of Project Socrates, a U.S. intelligence community initiative under President Reagan, will posit that the shift from technology-based planning to economic-based planning has…

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Chinese purchase of Complete Genomics requires scrutiny

Reposted from Mercury News ********* Chinese purchase of Complete Genomics requires scrutiny Michael Wessel and Larry Wortzel | December 12, 2012 | MercuryNews.com China, with its enormous foreign currency reserves, is soon to launch a shopping spree for U.S. companies. A goal: Capture the most critical emerging technologies with potential…

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Just Say No to Chinese Acquisitions of American Assets

Reposted from The Huffington Post ******** Just Say No to Chinese Acquisitions of American Assets Peter Navarro and Greg Autry | December 12, 2012 | Huffington Post China’s recent acquisition of Michigan battery maker A123 represents yet another step in Beijing’s well-orchestrated strategy to surpass the U.S. as both an economic and…

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Offshoring makes us less innovative and slows growth

Duh. ***   December 13, 2012 High-Tech Factories Built to Be Engines of Innovation By ANNIE LOWREY SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Obama administration has long heralded the potential of American factories to offer good, stable middle-class jobs in an economy that desperately needs them. But experts say there might be another…

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Japan has an economic plan… in their national interest

One of the reasons Japan grew is because they had an economic plan.  They recognize that national interests matter, and they pursue the national interest.  We don’t. Robotics?  The U.S. developed robotics initially but Japan commercialized it.  We didn’t. Electronics?  We did a lot of electronics R&D but Japan produces…

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In Shift of Jobs, Apple Will Make Some Macs in U.S.

Reposted from The New York Times ******** In Shift of Jobs, Apple Will Make Some Macs in U.S. Catherine Rampell and Nick Wingfield | December 6, 2012 | NY Times Apple plans to join a small but growing number of companies that are bringing some manufacturing jobs back to the United…

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Skills Don’t Pay the Bills

Reposted from The New York Times ******* Skills Don’t Pay the Bills Adam Davidson | November 20, 2012 | NY Times Earlier this month, hoping to understand the future of the moribund manufacturing job market, I visited the engineering technology program at Queensborough Community College in New York City. I…

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America’s Mid-20th-Century Infrastructure

Reposted from The New York Times ******** America’s Mid-20th-Century Infrastructure Uwe E. Reinhardt | November 16, 2012 | NY Times Europeans visiting the Northeastern United States – and many parts of the East Coast — can show their children what Europe’s infrastructure looked like during the 1960s. In New York,…

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Solar Tariffs Upheld, but May Not Help in U.S.

Reposted from The New York Times ******** Solar Tariffs Upheld, but May Not Help in U.S. Diane Cardwell | November 7, 2012 | NY Times When the United States International Trade Commission decided on Wednesday to uphold tariffs of about 24 to 36 percent on most solar panels imported from China, the case’s proponents…

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U.S. Will Place Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels

Reposted from The New York Times ******* U.S. Will Place Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels Diane Cardweller and Keith Bradsher | October 10, 2012 | NY Times The Commerce Department issued its final ruling Wednesday in a long-simmering trade dispute with China, imposing tariffs ranging from about 24 to nearly 36 percent on…

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