On the manufacturing and R&D link

FYI — from Jack Buffington, Director of Plant Logistics, MillerCoors Brewing Company — What Do We Mean When We Assert That Our Economic Salvation Is ‘Innovation?’:

It is misguided for anyone to believe that America can position itself as the world’s expert and specialist in R&D for the global economy; there is no historical evidence to justify this viewpoint for any nation. Instead, America’s industrial domination was built upon a model that tightly linked R&D and production, in the public and private sectors.

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