Posts Tagged ‘steel’

  • GDP: The Brooklyn Bridge

    Jul 30, 13 • 290 Views • No Comments

    The story of the Brooklyn Bridge is really about cheap steel. Used to iron that tended to be brittle, 19th century bridge builders had little experience with steel. And yet, the dimensions of the Brooklyn Bridge required what steel could provide– a...  [read more]

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    Steel Twins

    May 23, 12 • 305 Views • No Comments

    What happens when a parent of twins makes them compete? And what if the better twin is told that he has to remain ahead of his slower sibling? For twin steel factories, one in Burns Harbor, Indiana and the other in Gent, Belgium, the result is more...  [read more]

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    Should We Buy American?

    Sep 6, 11 • 268 Views • No Comments

    How to diminish unemployment? The NY Times tells us about a Montana general contractor who plans to use only American-made goods for building his homes. Explaining, he said,  “I think we could solve this recession if everyone shifted just 5% of...  [read more]