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Paula Dwyer

Bringing Back Labor, Without the Unions

Government policies and incentives can protect many more workers.
How to help all workers?

How to help all workers?

Photographer: Sean Proctor/Bloomberg via Getty Images

National anxiety over the decline in middle-class living standards is driving this year’s presidential contest like no other issue.

Donald Trump promises a return of manufacturing jobs as the solution, but he misleads voters into thinking those jobs are coming back, when they aren’t; his trade-deal bombast will only make things worse. Polls show his message resonates well with blue-collar voters who believe unions had a lot to do with creating the America he promises to make great again.