COUNTABLE ASKS: "How do you feel about the decline in U.S. manufacturing?" ME: Rather neutral, and far from surprised. Like the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand, the US has magnificently failed to grasp that technology would render many jobs obsolete and therefore retrain workers whose jobs were lost (and many high-dollar jobs go wanting for lack of technologically trained workers); that capitalism rests on the backs of low paid workers, and most of those are off-shore somewhere; that globalism, like it or not, is the current and future reality so just get over it. If the US wishes to regain its manufacturing sector it will do whatever it can to take advantage of the now and the future, not languish and whine about how great it was in the 19th and 20th centuries.