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Forum Post: Manufacturing in America

Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 16, 2011, 5:51 p.m. EST by Cicero (407)
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American manufacturing has changed drastically in the past 30 years. The highly labor intensive factories of the past are gone.

Today everything is highly mechanized and automated.

GE is building the largest solar panel factory in America. It will create only 355 jobs.

There may be other jobs down the supply chain but that's not many jobs for the largest factory of its kind.




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[-] 1 points by chrismoser (55) 11 years ago

We need to initiate a shift in consciousness regarding the long-term nature of labor demand and debt in a post-industrial society. We need to consider the ideas of people like Bertrand Russell (especially 'In Praise of Idleness') and Thomas Paine (especially 'Agrarian Justice'). Check out my post on the goals of the movement: http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-goal-of-this-movement/#comment-112463