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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 campaigning for reelection on a job well done. The numbers tell a different story. Trump’s anti-trade agenda and a pandemic-induced recession have combined to shutter […]
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Mr. Mom

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On March 8, 2017
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 becomes a star. I had not thought about this film since I was a kid. And […]

Dying Steel Towns

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On November 7, 2015

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.

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Trade Adjustment Assistance

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On June 12, 2015
The defenders of the Trans Pacific Partnership, likely the single worst thing Obama has ever done in his presidency given how hard he has fought for it, say that Trade Adjustment Assistance will at least help displaced workers recover and adjust to the new economy. No it won’t, as this 2012 study demonstrates. In the […]
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