The recent presidential election included calls for a return of good, high-paying industrial jobs to the United States. Such promises were well-intentioned, yet failed to account for dramatic global and national shifts that are underway. These shifts are fueled by changes in economic and technological capabilities that have led to ongoing fundamental restructuring of entire sectors of the U.S. economy.
Further, these shifts have an irreversible momentum that will likely not be halted and therefore should be considered in thinking about a future U.S. economy.
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