Control Systems / Changing Workforce

China killed 1 million U.S. jobs, but don't blame trade deals


Apr 18, 2016

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Economists for decades have agreed that more open international trade is good for the U.S. economy. But recent research finds that while that's still true, when it comes to China, the downside for American workers has been much more painful than the experts predicted.

MIT labor economist David Autor wishes the national conversation about trade would revolve less around bashing trade deals and more around what can be done to help workers who've been displaced by trade.

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