interesting piece in new atlantic monthly...
moving manufacturing back here.
notable part to me esp was that ge had lost the ability to actually manufacture something pretty simple ( hot water heater ).
this is modestly applicable to bike manufacture..
in chinese manufacturing we can attain low cost to produce but , as we are reminded every day, we are never really sure of what we are getting..quality of paint, finish, engineering, etc.
this coincides a little with the discussion of the chinarellos in anpother thread.
The Insourcing Boom - Charles Fishman - The Atlantic