Trade

Trade is a powerful word in America. However, it doesn’t have to be the enemy of Americans or the American economy. Trade provides the opportunity for American goods to be sold overseas, making our country stronger and our industries more profitable. We cannot shut off trade across the world, but we can provide more incentives to American corporations to help encourage them to keep Made in the USA a strong, workable model, for companies and for American workers. Yes, trade has hurt manufacturing, but only around 13% of American jobs have been lost to trade. The rest have been slowly dwindling since the late 1950s thanks to automation and technology. In order to change this, I believe we need to educate workers in modern ways, including through Career and Technical Education paths in public schools, and vocational training at no-cost post-graduation, or when jobs are lost due to automation or technological advancement.