by Patrick Appel

Ryan Avent has an important follow-up on manufacturing and outsourcing that should be read in full:

This sounds horribly dehumanizing and generally terrible, but it’s how the world got rich by moving workers from wretched jobs to merely crappy jobs, then kicking them out of the crappy jobs and forcing them to find merely cruddy jobs, then kicking them out of the cruddy jobs and forcing them to find merely unpleasant jobs.

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