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Economics on the margin--the advent of the underprepared American worker

Apr. 14, 2011 10:52 PM ET
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As our economy slogs forward to full recovery, we carry a burden that is more substantial than our previous recovery efforts--a large body of displaced, marginally marketable workers with expectations based on history vs. current reality.  These workers are not the problem with the economy, rather they a symptomatic of the changes in the US economy.  They live all over the US but their density in former US manufacturing Meccas is pronounced.

America's decreasing manufacturing base has sent these workers to an economic purgatory.  The way out for them, for us, lies in their changing expectations and migration to relevant job skills. Finally, the most import factor for all of the US economic restoring a substantive manufacturing base to supplement a balance economic capacity.

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