Dezeen Wire: U.S. opinion columnist Harold Meyerson has written an article for the Washington Post in which he challenges assertions made in Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that it is America's ability to produce innovators such as Jobs that will keep them ahead of emerging industrial powers such as China and India.
Meyerson opines that Silicon Valley's creativity and technical expertise are not enough to revitalise the American economy, arguing that it is more important that Apple consider relocating production back to the U.S. He concludes his piece by stating that: "Absent manufacturing, innovation, even at its Jobsian heights, can’t do much for the U.S. economy — save, perhaps, dazzle us on our journey downward."
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