Cars move down the assembly line at Subaru’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana. The US car industry in 2017 generated around US$100 billion in sales and employed 954,000 people directly. Photo: Bloomberg
David Dodwell
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Inside Out by David Dodwell

Trump’s myopic trade agenda to protect the US car industry will cost the economy dearly

The US car industry may have generated US$100 billion in sales and 7.3 million jobs in 2017, but the advantages of the services sector that employed 90 million people and generated US$230 billion remain politically uncounted and ignored

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Cars move down the assembly line at Subaru’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana. The US car industry in 2017 generated around US$100 billion in sales and employed 954,000 people directly. Photo: Bloomberg
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