Trump’s No. 1 lie about Mexico and U.S. jobs

OXFORD, Great Britain

One of Donald Trump’s most misleading campaign themes is that Mexico is stealing U.S. jobs, and that Washington should re-negotiate or scrap its free trade deal with Mexico to prevent even larger job losses. In reality, what’s threatening U.S. jobs isn’t Mexico, but automation.

I thought a lot about Trump’s deceptive trade proposals this week while visiting Oxford University to interview the co-author of a much-cited Oxford-Martin School study on the future of employment . The study says 47 percent of U.S. jobs are at risk of disappearing over the next twenty years because of automation.Carl Benedikt Frey […]

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