American manufacturing has long been on the decline. It was known as a “sunset industry” when the journalist James Fallows covered the subject in the 1980s. Increased globalization and the rise of China made matters worse. But now Fallows sees hope for manufacturing in America. New tools that greatly speed up development from idea to final product are encouraging start-up companies to locate here, not in Asia. Fallows joins us on Monday to explain why global trade winds may again be blowing in America’s favor.
James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He has written for the magazine since the 1970s and his article "Mr. China Comes to America" appears in the December issue. His latest book, China Airborne, was published in early May.