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Feb 14th, 2011 at 1:46am
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If you haven't seen the movie"The Company Men," you should - not just for the wonderful acting and John Wells's affecting story, but also for the important economic truth that it delivers.

I'm not talking about the film's somewhat hackneyed message that big corporations are run by selfish, greedy so-and-sos more concerned about the short-term stock price than the lives of their employees - in this case, the employees of a once-proud shipbuilding company that is bled dry and then shuttered. The more subtle and more original insight comes near the end of the movie, when the former head of the unwanted division raises some capital, buys the crumbling shipyard back for peanuts and rehires the old crew at half their previous pay.

The hopeful message I took away from "The Company Men" is that there's still a future for high-skilled manufacturing in the United States if workers and management pull out of the corporate fast lane, roll up their sleeves and work together to proudly build great products that generate reasonable but not spectacular pay and profit.

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Reply #1 - Sep 16th, 2011 at 5:34pm
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Thank God! Someone with brains spaeks!
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