How robots paved the way for Donald Trump

How robots paved the way for Donald Trump

View photosMore See any humans? A Ford assembly plant in Missouri. Think we don’t make anything in America any more? Think again.

US manufacturing output is close to a record high, even when adjusted for inflation. The reason that sounds surprising is manufacturing jobs have been disappearing since the late 1980s, and now that number is just 12.3 million. Since 1989, manufacturing output has surged 69% while employment has fallen by 32%.

Manufacturers are doing more with less because of technology: computerized machines, streamlined processes, and on just about any factory floor that’s been built or revamped during the last 20 […]

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