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Today’s holes in the industrial ecosystem

A group of researchers and 21 MIT faculty members formed the PIE commission to investigate advanced manufacturing companies in China, Germany, and the United States. They gathered data and conducted hundreds of interviews with industry leaders.

PIE was co-led by Suzanne Berger, the Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Teacher of Political Theory at MIT, and Foundation Teacher Phillip Sharp, of the Division of Science and the Koch Organization for Integrative Malignant growth Exploration.

“Making in America,” a new book written by Berger and published by MIT Press this month, explains many of its findings in detail.Berger emphasized the significant long-term shifts in U.S. manufacturing over the past few decades in her Friday remarks;She pointed out that job losses in the sector cannot solely be attributed to low-wage competition from foreign factories.