The Manufacturer’s Dilemma
To secure itself, the West needs to figure out where all its gadgets are coming from. Here’s why that’s so difficult.
Closing the Factory Doors
For two centuries, countries have used low-wage labor to climb out of poverty. What will happen when robots take those jobs?
Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Robots can actually create jobs — if countries get their trade policies right.
Facing the Future of Work
FP’s editor in chief introduces our July issue on how to adapt to robots, AI, trade wars, and an aging world.
Steeling for a Fight
Trump's threatened tariffs won't hurt China. They'll goad the EU to retaliate and could spark a global trade war that won't end well for anyone.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wants to Make Ex-Im Bank Great Again
But Trump’s pick to run the bank wants it killed dead.
U.S. Will Renegotiate NAFTA, Talks Could Begin In August
Newly-minted U.S. trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer said the goal is to revamp, not scrap, the trade deal. He wants to wrap up the talks this year.
Trump’s Steel Tariffs Are a Surefire Way to Hurt the Rust Belt
Tariffs would raise costs for steel-consuming industries, potentially killing a "massive amount of jobs."
The Apprentice, But for Real: How Some Companies Close the Skills Gap
Facing a shortfall of skilled labor for advanced manufacturing, some U.S. companies are stealing a page from the European playbook.
Trump Accuses Clinton of Betraying American Workers
Trump outlines an protectionist American economic policy and promises to bring back long-lost manufacturing jobs.
Did China Trade Cost the United States 2.4 Million Jobs?
In a charged election year, with China suspicion running high, it becomes even more vital that analyses be well-conceived.
The Brainbelt Awakening
It’s time to stop championing the "lonely heroes" of innovation like Apple, Google, and Amazon and rally around the ingenuity of the world’s waning industrial communities.
U.S. and Chinese Stocks Off to a Very Bad Start to 2016
U.S. and Chinese stocks get bludgeoned on the first trading day of 2016.
Mapped: Bangladesh Still Has a Garment Factory Problem
A new report released by NYU found that 3 million garment workers in Bangladesh remain at risk.