An American Story

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Ranked #60 in Abstract

A Washington Post reporter’s intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors’ assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin - Paul Ryan’s hometown - and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class.

This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its factory stills—but it’s not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next, when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up.

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Zach Wahls The best book I've read on this question RE: re-training after factory closures is Janesville by Amy Goldstein. (Source)

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