What is Good for General Motors? : Solving America’s Industrial Conundrum

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The United States has allowed our manufacturing to decay to third world status. Business models involving outsourcing, assembly lines, economies of scale, excessive automation, and labor relations have failed. Author Thomas Crumm was the Manager of Scenario Planning at General Motors and reported to the Chairman of the Board. He started working on the factory floor and rose to become a leading authority on manufacturing systems. His book, “What is Good for General Motors?: Solving America’s Industrial Conundrum” is one of the ten best books I have ever read about American issues. Our conversation talks about labor and management, the death spiral American manufacturing finds itself, and the hope for a manufacturing renaissance based upon local production and networked American supply lines. No joke. This is one of the most interesting hours of radio that can be heard anywhere.

Guest: Thomas A. Crumm
Learn more at: Algora Publishing

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.