Debate about the merits of free trade is "really missing the point," said Farrokh Langdana in Asbury Park Press

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Newark, NJ

Asbury Park Press

President Donald Trump's moves on Monday to steer the nation on a more isolationist path could generate more jobs, but it also could lead to trade wars, cede world leadership to China, and spark higher consumer prices, experts said.

It prompted one New Jersey leader to worry that the debate about the merits of free trade distracts from a more pressing issue: training students and displaced workers for jobs that will pay a living wage and rebuild the middle class.

"It's really missing the point," said Farrokh Langdana, a finance and economics professor at Rutgers Business School in Newark. "We need to retrain the job force."

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