Live Chat With Adam Davidson

By The Editors

In "Making It in America," The Atlantic's much-talked-about January/February cover story, Adam Davidson writes about Standard Motor Products, a family-run manufacturer in Queens. The story of this plant -- and particularly of a 22-year-old assembly line worker named Maddie Parlier -- illustrates how important factories are for America's economy, and why their disappearance is making the jobs crisis so difficult to solve. 


Below, the author answers questions from readers. Note: This event is now closed, but the transcript remains below.

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