Robots – not trade deals – killed factory jobs

Robots - not trade deals - killed factory jobs

Tonawanda Engine Plant Manager Steve Finch, right, says humans have to install, program and maintain the robots, so “it doesn’t mean that because I’ve put a robot in there that I’ve gotten rid of all the jobs.” (News file photo) Donald Trump’s critics fear he will turn back the clock, while backers fervently hope he can. But when it comes to one of his key campaign promises – bringing back manufacturing jobs lost to other countries – they are both missing the point.

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