Presentation / Critique of Eamonn Fingleton, In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity
Year Published: 1999
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX9048
Fingleton makes possible an understanding of how deeply our experience over the past three decades in the U.S. has been conditioned and distorted by de-industrialization and the supposed triumph of the "post-industrial" "New Paradigm" economy associated with the computer, the Internet, e-commerce and so forth. His book is one big broadside against the feelgood ideologies which have hyped these developments, and provides much ammunition which the radical left can put to its own uses.