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Good Jobs (13) Robert M. Solow

| Mar 11, 2022

“The same fear of loss of jobs and outflow of capital has been expressed over the years with respect to other Third World countries, to other poor countries, and here we are in the U.S. now with the lowest unemployment rate in God knows how long. China will compete for some low-wage jobs with Americans. And their market will provide jobs for higher wage, more skilled people. And that’s a bargain for us.”

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Oren Cass | Apr 22, 2022 |

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