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Current Trade Deficit:    
Contrarian says 'skills gap' is a myth
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Alan Tonelson, an economist who is a research fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council Educational Foundation, wrote on Facebook today: "Maybe the answer is that there's a labor market glitch that's emerged recently but that, over time, the standard responses (e.g., raising pay, finding technology and other labor substitutes) will restore balance. Of course, public policies that supported manufacturing realistically would really help the sector buy time and achieve its full potential."

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