A Zippo employee loads brass lighter cases onto racks at the company’s plant in Bradford, Pennsylvania. US manufacturing is in fact thriving, with output reaching a historical high in 2016. The increase was achieved with fewer workers through productivity gains from technological advances. Photo: Bloomberg

What Donald Trump got wrong about US manufacturing

Winston Mok says his promise to bring back jobs to America is misguided, as the sector is in fact thriving – on hi-tech manufacturing – and any attempt to roll back globalisation would only hurt the US economy

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A Zippo employee loads brass lighter cases onto racks at the company’s plant in Bradford, Pennsylvania. US manufacturing is in fact thriving, with output reaching a historical high in 2016. The increase was achieved with fewer workers through productivity gains from technological advances. Photo: Bloomberg
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