Ford Mustangs are assembled at the Auto Alliance International plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. Manufacturing as a share of the U.S. economy has been decreasing rapidly.(Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Ford Mustangs are assembled at the Auto Alliance International plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. Manufacturing as a share of the U.S. economy has been decreasing rapidly.
(Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

The Death of American Manufacturing

Globalization and outsourcing are hammering our icons of industry.
 

For over a half century, American manufacturing has dominated the globe. It turned the tide in World War ii and hastened the defeat of Nazi Germany; it subsequently helped rebuild Europe and Japan; it enabled the United States to outlast the Soviet empire in the Cold War. At the same time, it met all the material needs of the American people.

During this period, many American icons were born. Companies like General Motors, Ford, Boeing, Maytag and Levi Strauss became household names. American manufacturing became synonymous with quality and ingenuity.

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