Great article on trade (hidden in a book review)

It’s a 51 page pdf, but really, it’s a fantastic short overview of trade and its effect on the US economy. Also full of good smack-talking about Thomas Friedman.

  • Good explanation of how increasing productivity in manufacturing is what’s reducing manufacturing jobs as a percentage of the workforce.
  • Covers how international trade with freshly industrializing countries drives down wages for “low education” workers.
  • Also covers how surprisingly the US hasn’t taken much of a hit from #2.

sweet. thanks, jason.

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