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Planet Money (NPR): Retraining Day

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/01/27/512060753/episode-750-retraining-day

A critical look at the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, which provides retraining support and opportunities for employees displaced by a globalized marketplace. A good example of how a government program, even one that is well-intentioned, well-funded, and ostensibly well-designed, can be unhelpful, even problematic.

Related:
http://freakonomics.com/podcast/china-eat-americas-jobs/

An economist considers what economists got wrong about free trade back in the 1970s-90s — and how we might now readjust our approach to globalization without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

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