May 19, 2019

‘Our Towns’ in ‘The Atlantic’

The Atlantic, Our Towns, National Policies have Local Effects

Jim reports on the effects that changes at the national level, in the areas of trade policies and refugee admittance, are having on local communities.

In Winters, CA, nut growers are seeing demand and prices plummet in Chinese markets, primarily because of retaliatory tariffs imposed at the national level.

In Erie, PA, the reduced number of refugees the U.S. is accepting is depleting their corps of entrepreneurs and other workers, which reduces the tax base and leaves jobs unfilled and existing housing stock vacant.