Market expansion

Howard Wial

Howard Wial, executive director of the Center for Urban Economic Development.

“Don’t assume that just because factories are more automated, that limits manufacturing job growth in the future. What has usually happened in the past is that automation reduces the cost of the product and enables the market to expand.”

Howard Wial, executive director of the Center for Urban Economic Development, on ways to reverse job loss in Maryland, Nov. 17 Baltimore Sun

 

“It’s almost cliche at this point to talk about ‘thinking outside the box,’ but when you bring a diverse workforce together, you’re bringing in already built-in ‘outside the box’ ways of thinking.”

Cedric Herring, professor of sociology, on the economic arguments for workplace diversity, Nov. 16 Deseret News

 

“We want to change the game, basically. If you do something less, it won’t be transformational.”

George Crabtree, professor of physics and Argonne National Laboratory senior scientist leading a U.S. Department of Energy-funded effort to radically extend battery life, Nov. 15 Computerworld.com

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