Why Try To Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs?

Should we really be trying to bring back manufacturing jobs? The disappearance of manufacturing jobs are actually a sign that quality of life is improving.
September 19, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Commentator Russell Roberts, a professor of economics at George Mason University, looks at the logic behind the evergreen campaign promise to "bring back manufacturing jobs." He says that while manufacturing jobs are disappearing, it is a sign of quality-of-life improvements in America. Select the headline or the audio icon to listen to the story. [Editor's note: You will need an audio player such as Windows Media Player or Real Player to listen to the streaming media, and you can find the right one for your computer at http://www.npr.org/audiohelp/audioplayers.html ]

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Published on Friday, September 19, 2003 in National Public Radio
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