Why Trump’s factory job promises won’t pan out—in one chart

Last week, we wrote that we thought President-elect Donald Trump would be hard-pressed to deliver on his promises to “bring back” large numbers of America’s lost manufacturing jobs, even if he does renegotiate the nation’s trade deals. The reason: Manufacturing work is increasingly carried out by robots, rather than people.  The problem for Trump and blue-collar workers is that when … Continue reading Why Trump’s factory job promises won’t pan out—in one chart