Trump, Clinton, and the great jobs challenge

By Bob Abeshouse (originally published by Al Jazeera) - The deep discontent over jobs and the economy among large sectors of the American electorate goes a long way to explain the strange nature of the US presidential race this year.

White, working-class voters who have been negatively affected by trade and technological change have rallied to Donald Trump, propelling him to the head of the Republican ticket. Their economic concerns were ignored by both parties for decades, giving rise to resentments and anxieties that are fertile ground for Trump’s nativist, populist appeals…

[Cross-posted from Al Jazeera publication of November 5, 2016
at http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/11/trump-clinton-great-jobs-challenge-161102105313600.html]

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