What politicians aren’t saying about declining manufacturing jobs

What politicians aren't saying about declining manufacturing jobs

With manufacturing employment steadily dropping and the trucking field predicted to be next, what is the state of automation today? (Deseret Photo) Jobs are a major platform plank for both political parties this election, but neither side has addressed how automation has and will eliminate working-class jobs, observers have noted.

“Job losses due to automation and robotics are often overlooked in discussions about the unexpected rise of outside political candidates like (Donald) Trump and Bernie Sanders,” Moshe Vardi, an artificial-intelligence expert at Rice University, noted in a press release before the parties’ conventions.

Manufacturing in the U.S. has already been hit […]

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