What's In Store for America's Workforce?

What the automation revolution taketh away, it also giveth.

All together now.

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In the face of the labor market conundrum, the answer that many on the left have hit upon is to force employers to raise the wages -- to turn the protected sectors into a simulacrum of the old manufacturing base. If garment workers can't compete with Vietnamese and Bangladeshi seamstresses, then jack up the wages of the new jobs they get selling foreign-made garments at Target.

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