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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x188 Augie Picado: The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing
TV-PG

  • 2017-09-14T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

We've heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam -- and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven't disappeared for the reasons you may think, says border and logistics specialist Augie Picado. He gives us a reality check about what global trade really looks like and how shared production and open borders help us make higher quality products at lower costs.

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