Brooks: Both Clinton and Especially Trump ‘Have Economic Plans Built for 1973’

‘Labor-rich manufacturing doesn’t exist anymore’

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BROOKS: "I think the country, the economy has some new, genuine challenges. We have had incredibly laggard growth. Productivity increases have been meager and terrible. Hundreds — millions of people have dropped out of the labor force. These have all happened this century. And to me, what both Clinton and especially Trump did was have economic plans built for 1973, as if we’re going to have labor-rich manufacturing jobs come back. Labor-rich manufacturing doesn’t exist anymore. Manufacturing jobs are white-collar, Silicon Valley programmers or highly-skilled technicians. They are not going to employ lots of people. ..."

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