It\’s no mystery why Europe is short of work. Save on its northern rim, Europe 30 years ago began exporting manufacturing jobs to other parts of the world;
Richard Sennett is a professor of sociology at LSE and professor of social science at MIT
It would appear that Professor Sennet is somewhat ignorant.
The number of manufacturing jobs in the world is falling. No, not because we\’re exporting them to Mars, but because labour productivity is improving. The number of manufacturing jobs in Britain is falling, yes. So is the number of manufacturing jobs in Germany, yes, even in China.
It\’s worrying when one so senior gets something so basic wrong….