If there was one topic Donald Trump really took out of the ‘never debate’ file and put front and center it was the issue of trade. You might wonder how many decimated communities and burnt out factories, standing as shadowy hulks,were needed to remind us of an industrial past long since gone. And, of course, the despair, then anger, that resulted from corporate abandonment. Well that about sums up the wins in Pennsylvania and Michigan. So, is it too late to stem the outflow? Has automation made the problem intractable? The best in the business on this issue is economist Alan Tonelson, author of the 2002 book, ‘Race to the Bottom’. He joins us on ‘America Trends’.
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