Should Presidents Hustle Potential Insourcers?

As Ryan noted yesterday, Anne Kim has a piece in the March-April issue of the Monthly discussing various ways to revive American manufacturing. It made The Atlantic‘s “Five Best Monday Columns” list this week. And it’s getting some serious attention, as in this mixed reaction from Slate‘s Matt Yglesias:

Here’s a video of Paul Glastris discussing the article, and one of its more provocative suggestions about how to encourage “insourcing.”

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.