Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich talks about the waning coal industry and jobs. Spoiler: In 2016, the renewable energy sector provided six times the jobs of coal, and the trend is growing…
“When Donald Trump was running for president, he talked a lot about putting people back to work. And one of the industries he focused on most was the coal industry. He even put on a hard hat and waved around a pick ax to show how much he loved coal.
But there simply aren’t very many coal jobs to be had any more in the U.S. That’s not because of anything Obama did. Coal jobs are decreasing because demand for coal is decreasing, and because machines now do much of the work…”
~ Robert Reich
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