We know that union membership is the single biggest factor in getting white working class Americans to not vote for their perceived racial interests and instead vote to be part of a political coalitio
“Economic anxiety!” has become a joke in discussions of the Trump phenomenon. I’ve never been fully comfortable with this, for reasons I’ll get into in a second, but I also und
Donald Trump really brought the jobs back to Michigan and Pennsylvania….. Four years after he won the Midwest by vowing to revitalize the U.S. manufacturing workforce, President Donald Trump is
Sarah Jaffe has an outstanding long-form article in The New Republic on the closing of the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. That plant, which I hardly have to tell you all because I know each
Last night I went to a showing of Mr. Mom, the 1983 film about a middle-class man who loses his job and is forced to stay at home while his housewife restarts her job in an advertising agency and beco
Yglesias has a piece on a topic that alarms him, even though he isn’t quite willing to deal with the larger implications. Basically, the promise that outsourcing manufacturing to poor nations in
I strongly urge you to read this Raymond Zhong article on how the expected to path to national economic success–and the moral justification for supporters of race to the bottom globalizationR
The steel industry in the United States declined for reasons a bit more complicated than a lot of other industries. It wasn’t so much that steel manufacturers moved overseas so much as the U.S.