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Trump's economic strategy defies all political labels

It seems to boost US wealth through free-market policies while adopting greater protectionism

Mr Trump's pressure on Carrier to modify its transfer of some jobs to Mexico helped save just 800 to 1,000 jobs, compared to the 250,000 jobs saved by the current US president in 2009.


A FEW weeks before Barack Obama was elected president in late 2008, US carmakers Chrysler and General Motors (GM) warned that they were in danger of folding. That could have led to hundreds of thousands of American manufacturing workers losing their jobs.


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