The hottest Industrial Policy Substack posts right now

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Noahpinion β€’ 10588 implied HN points β€’ 22 Feb 24
  1. Japan's stock market is rallying due to foreign investment, but the real economy is struggling with recession and weak manufacturing and exports.
  2. Japan is increasing defense spending and bringing in foreign workers to address labor shortages, however, concerns remain about assimilation and potential backlash.
  3. Japan needs to focus on reclaiming its position in key industries like electronics, developing a software industry and EVs, and reforming its corporate culture to boost economic growth.
BIG by Matt Stoller β€’ 32430 implied HN points β€’ 04 Nov 23
  1. Labor unions can influence corporate investment decisions and set industrial policy.
  2. There is a shift towards empowering workers to have a greater say in how corporations operate.
  3. The rise of antitrust enforcement, labor activism, and focus on domestic manufacturing subsidies are interconnected in challenging the influence of financiers and middlemen.
Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality β€’ 146 implied HN points β€’ 12 Feb 24
  1. Capital is increasingly substituting labor, affecting income inequality and job opportunities.
  2. Some New York Times reporters display lack of awareness about key policies and issues, raising questions about the purpose of journalism.
  3. The Apple Vision Pro VR headset is considered innovative but not without limitations, targeting a specific tech-savvy audience.
ChinaTalk β€’ 592 implied HN points β€’ 17 Jan 24
  1. Industrial policy in China is a contentious issue, with supporters believing in state intervention for progress and critics arguing for a free market approach.
  2. The debate between economists Lin and Zhang reflects the tension in China's economic thinking on the role of the government versus the market.
  3. Xi Jinping's industrial policies are shaped by the Party's political will to surpass the West in GDP and technology, balancing between state intervention and market forces.
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Exponential Industry β€’ 58 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jan 24
  1. The theory of constraints drives manufacturing decision-making with everything being a function of burn rate.
  2. Industrial goods can be challenging to ship economically, with examples of moving large industrial equipment like a brewhouse and die tools using unconventional methods.
  3. Robots have become significantly cheaper and more precise over the years, making them more accessible for a variety of tasks.
Exponential Industry β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 11 Feb 24
  1. Robotic grippers are becoming more tactile and AI-enabled across various industrial processes, signaling advancements in technology in the industrial sector.
  2. Investments and partnerships in AI, robotics, and technology are driving significant transformations in various industries like waste management, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and industrial automation.
  3. Innovations like Viscous Lithography Manufacturing (VLM) in 3D printing are showcasing unique and disruptive approaches to traditional manufacturing processes.