Manufacturing Matters: The Myth of the Post-Industrial Economy


Manufacturingthe production of goodshas important impacts in all areas of our increasingly interdependent economy. The authors seek to show that modern economies will not de-industrialize but move from one form of manufacturing to another. They discuss in detail the impacts of our recent manufacturing declines on trade, technology, and economic transition. They make a convincing case for the necessity of manufacturing and believe we should not sacrifice our manufacturing for a service economy. 

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Publication date: 
October 10, 1988
Publication type: 
Solo, R. (1988). Journal of Economic Issues, 22(3), 880-882. Retrieved March 25, 2021, from