A Conversation with Edward Alden

In his book "Failure to Adjust," Edward Alden looks at what's been going right — and wrong — for American workers in the global economy. Alden, the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks with host Scott Paul about how America's trade policies have both helped and hurt Americans, and what we might expect from the Trump administration.

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How President Trump’s Pick for U.S. Trade Representative Could Change the Trade Game

President Trump won the presidency, at least in part, because of his messaging on trade. Robert Lighthizer, Trump's pick for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), is likely to be among the officials charged with helping Trump implement his trade agenda. On this episode of The Manufacturing Report, host Scott Paul and Scott Boos, senior VP of Government Affairs and Policy at the Alliance for American Manufacturing, discuss what we can expect from Lighthizer and the Trump trade team.

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Citizen Activists on Trump, Manufacturing and Made in America

Host Scott Paul chats with AAM's field coordinators, most of whom are former factory workers themselves, about how people are reacting to Donald Trump's election in their home states.

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How Do Manufacturing Workers Grade President Trump’s Performance So Far?

President Trump talks a big game when it comes to creating manufacturing jobs. But what do factory workers in industrial states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama, West Virginia and Texas actually think of the job he's done so far — and what would they like to see from Trump moving forward? AAM's Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch joins host Scott Paul to discuss.

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Economist Rob Scott on Why 3.4 Millions Jobs Were Lost to China

Rob Scott from the Economic Policy Institute joins Scott Paul to talk about how lopsided trade with China led to the loss of 3.4 million jobs between 2001 and 2015. Nearly three-fourths of these jobs were in manufacturing. Closing the trade deficit is the first step in creating new U.S. factory jobs, Scott argues.

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