Aug 03, 2015 9:36 PM GMT
He thinks he can bring back American jobs from China and Mexico. He can't, because those jobs have disappeared.
...he repeats the same Big Lie over and over again.
On the Sunday talk shows, Trump made variations of the same argument he made in 2012 — that as president he would be able to bring back lost manufacturing jobs from China and Mexico.
...Trump’s message is very appealing to those who genuinely believe this narrative about the U.S. economic decline. It’s also a big lie...
...the truth is that while a small fraction of American manufacturing jobs migrated overseas over the past few decades, a far greater fraction of manufacturing jobs simply disappeared and are not coming back. The far bigger driver of these job losses is the creative destruction that comes from technological innovation and productivity increases...