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
In 1966, General Motors opened a new auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio, a few miles outside of Youngstown. At that time, the Youngstown economy was pretty good. Three decades of unionism had turned the mo
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
Above: Not a leftist goal OK, most conservative obsessions are bizarre. But some of their attacks on the left just make no sense at all. The first one that comes to mind is Saul Alinsky, who has been
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.
On September 19, 1977, the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company shut down its operations, laying off approximately 4100 workers. This event, which became known as Black Monday, was emblematic of the dein