85% of job loss in manufacturing due to automation; only 13% due to trade

Since talk about trade agreements that America is "losing" on still dominates the airwaves, I thought I’d bring this up as I’ve seen it floated around recently. Short of a Luddite-esque smashing of the machines – or maybe more of a USSR pointless job creation scheme – I’m not sure what the solution for the further automation of work is.

CATO @ Liberty – Have Trade Agreements Killed the Manufacturing Sector?

Yes, it’s true – fewer people work in manufacturing today than in the past. Peak U.S. manufacturing employment was 19.4 million workers in 1979, […]

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