Who’s Going To Save American Jobs?

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Who’s Going To Save American Jobs?
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In a speech announcing his candidacy in June 2015, Donald Trump stated, “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” He repeated this promise in various ways throughout the campaign. Hyperbole aside, how much can any president, or the federal government in general, directly increase job opportunities on a significant scale in the U.S.?

Not very much, according to participants on a panel titled “The Future of U.S. Labor” at the recent Wharton Nation Brand Conference.