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U.S. manufacturing may depend on automation to survive and prosper | Brookings

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23 December 2015



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Can this sector be saved? We often hear sentiments like: “Does America still produce anything?” and “The good jobs in manufacturing have all gone.” There is nostalgia for the good old days when there were plentiful well-paid jobs in manufacturing. And there is anger that successive U.S. administrations of both parties have negotiated trade deals, notably NAFTA and the admission of China into the World Trade Organization, that have undercut America’s manufacturing base.




Hallie Siegel robotics editor-at-large
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