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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 11:21 AM

19. I'm just reporting a NY Times article, Buckeye, itself

reporting findings from studies. Your own observations as an Ohioan are interesting.

But everyone's blaming trade deals for everything. It's too easy, facile, to blame them (and of course, for some people all those foreigners) for all the disappearing jobs. That's why so many do.

It takes intelligence and good character to recognize and admit that far more jobs disappeared because advances in technology made them unnecessary, to admit that many jobs that would disappear were identified years before they did, and to admit that it was each person's responsibility to retrain himself for one of the many new jobs being developed.

Understandably, large numbers of people remained ignorant and/or just didn't do what they needed to to take care of themselves. Given the huge tidal wave of change bearing down, we really did need government to step in and provide guidance and assistance to get many of them moving, as well as financial incentives to business and colleges to develop and provide training. Unfortunately, in an era of conservative dominance that, of course, did not happen.

But none of that has anything to do with trade deals. They should be supported for the good they do us and opposed for the bad they cause, but not for everything else. That latter is Point Stupid where irresponsible malcontents from both the left and right meet. And no excuses for them.

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