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Can China compete with American manufacturing? No, the headline is not a mistake.

Can China compete with American manufacturing?

I know we’re usually worried about the opposite – whether or not U.S. manufacturers can compete with a rising China. But today I’m turning that question around. What doesn’t get enough attention in today’s discussions about America’s economic competitiveness is that the U.S. remains a robust manufacturing power, despite what is going on in China. And it has some clear competitive advantages over its emerging-market rival. So not only is American manufacturing alive, but kicking pretty aggressively as well. Just take a quick look at the numbers. So why do so many Americans think the U.S. doesn’t make anything anymore?

And it is here where we find the big challenge for China as a manufacturer going forward. Making that leap isn’t just good business, it’s absolutely crucial. Can China do it? How Outsourcing Jobs Affects the US Economy. Definition: Job outsourcing is when U.S. companies hire foreign workers instead of Americans.

How Outsourcing Jobs Affects the US Economy

In 2013, U.S. overseas affiliates employed 14 million workers. The four industries most affected are technology, call centers, human resources and manufacturing. (Source: “Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises in 2013,” Bureau of Economic Analysis.) How It Affects the Economy Job outsourcing helps U.S. companies be more competitive in the global marketplace. The main negative effect of outsourcing is it increases U.S. unemployment. That assumes the jobs could, in fact, return to the United States. Donald Trump said he would bring jobs back during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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City of Detroit Human Resources Department Employment Services Division Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 314 Detroit, Michigan 48226 Office of Chief Financial Officer Job Openings. Automobile In American Life and Society. What Bankrupted Detroit: China? Or Robots? - The Atlantic. We know that, unlike most defeats, Detroit's bankruptcy has a thousand fathers -- everything from mismanaged pension funds to interest rate swaps gone the wrong way to years of racial animus that hollowed out the core of an already too-sprawling metropolis.

What Bankrupted Detroit: China? Or Robots? - The Atlantic

But the fundamental problem of late has been the city's depleted population: More than a quarter of its residents leaving town between 2000 and 2010. That's a function of bad city services and urban blight, but it's also because it's hard to make a living there. Detroit population rank is lowest since 1850. For the first time since before the Civil War, Detroit is not among the nation’s 20 most populous cities.

Detroit population rank is lowest since 1850

Detroit’s population was 677,116 as of last summer, a loss of 3,107 residents from the previous year, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Editorial: Raising minimum wage hurts low-skill workers. California will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 and New York is poised to do the same.

Editorial: Raising minimum wage hurts low-skill workers

Fight for $15, a national activist group pushing the higher wages, also has a presence in Michigan and is expected to continue working its agenda in the state. With those measures — and with proposals from Democratic presidential candidates to raise the federal minimum wage — this is an issue that won’t fade away. But raising the minimum wage to such artificially high rates is incredibly risky for state and local economies, and could damage the national economy as well. And those hurt the most are those it’s intended to help – low-income and entry-level workers. Broadly speaking, minimum wage increases result in job loss. A 2006 raise in New York’s minimum wage caused a reduction in the employment of younger, less-educated individuals by 20 to 22 percent, according to a 2012 study published in Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Read or Share this story: Anatomy of Detroit’s Decline - Interactive Feature. Mayor Coleman A. Young of Detroit at an event in 1980. Richard Sheinwald/Associated Press The financial crisis facing Detroit was decades in the making, caused in part by a trail of missteps, suspected corruption and inaction. Here is a sampling of some city leaders who trimmed too little, too late and, rather than tackling problems head on, hoped that deep-rooted structural problems would turn out to be cyclical downturns.

Charles E. Edward Jeffries, who served as mayor from 1940 to 1948, developed the Detroit Plan, which involved razing 100 blighted acres and preparing the land for redevelopment. Albert Cobo was considered a candidate of the wealthy and of the white during his tenure from 1950 to 1957.