Here's the real Rust Belt jobs problem, and it's not offshoring or automation

4/4/2017 - Assistant Professor of Sociology Stephanie Lee Mudge in the Washington Post.

Many struggling U.S. cities and states compete fiercely with one another to attract and keep firms that offer jobs. Unfortunately, these are not the “good” jobs that Americans are looking for, jobs with middle-class pay, benefits and security. This race to the bottom drains public coffers, preoccupies local leaders and fuels voter cynicism. “America First” sidesteps the problem.

Read the full op-ed in the Washington Post.