Robert Scott

Economist and Director for Economic Policy Institute

Senior Economist and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research for the Economic Policy Institute.

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The U.S. has lost about five million manufacturing jobs since 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Is a manufacturing renaissance possible?

The U.S. has lost about five million manufacturing jobs since 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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