Runaway Production has received little attention for many reasons. A 2001 Department of Commerce report suggests one reason why:
When production is lost, it neither generates the same tangible, visual image of unemployed workers standing outside the fence of a shuttered physical factory, nor does it elicit a cohesive nationwide industry response. However, the economic impact and job loss are no less real or important to local communities (Miller et. al. 2001:12, 50).