Behind the Curve: Can Manufacturing Still Provide Inclusive Growth?
1 August 2024
Manufacturing jobs, once the backbone of the modern US economy, have declined over recent decades, darkening opportunities for middle-class advancement. The same trend has occurred in many countries, from Europe to Japan, China, and South Korea. To return manufacturing employment to its former glory, many countries have adopted import barriers and “industrial policies.” For the most part, those approaches have been misguided. In this book, Robert Z. Lawrence demonstrates that deeply rooted struc