The New York Times: Manufacturing Isn’t Coming Back. Let’s Improve These Jobs Instead.

Manufacturing Isn’t Coming Back. Let’s Improve These Jobs Instead.

In Congress and the White House, policymakers are developing a bill that is expected to pour trillions into updating American transit, energy and utility systems. Repairs are certainly necessary, and it’s impossible to overstate the urgency of such a program in terms of the transition to a more sustainable economy.


But the White House is also arguing for the bill in terms of its effect on the labor market — creating “the kinds of jobs we need,” as the chief of staff, Ron Klain, puts it. Are these — construction and industrial jobs — the main kinds of good jobs we can hope for?


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