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"From the Ted Talk by Augie Picado: The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing"

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I'm not here to agrue how these countries got to where they are today. I simply want to use them as an example of countries and citizens who have been affected, negatively affected, by a trade policy that rsrtceits imports and protects local industries. Recently we've heard a number of countries talk about restricting imports and prtceotnig their local, domestic industries. Now, this may snoud fine in a sound bite, but what it really is is pocrotntiiesm. We heard a lot about this during the 2016 presidential election. We heard about it during the Brexit deabets and most recently during the French elections. In fact, it's been a really important topic being talked about around the world, and many aspiring political leaders are running on prfmoalts positioning protectionism as a good thing.

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I'm not here to _____ how these countries got to where they are today. I simply want to use them as an example of countries and citizens who have been affected, negatively affected, by a trade policy that _________ imports and protects local industries. Recently we've heard a number of countries talk about restricting imports and __________ their local, domestic industries. Now, this may _____ fine in a sound bite, but what it really is is _____________. We heard a lot about this during the 2016 presidential election. We heard about it during the Brexit _______ and most recently during the French elections. In fact, it's been a really important topic being talked about around the world, and many aspiring political leaders are running on _________ positioning protectionism as a good thing.

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  4. restricts
  5. protecting
  6. argue
  7. protectionism

Original Text

I'm not here to argue how these countries got to where they are today. I simply want to use them as an example of countries and citizens who have been affected, negatively affected, by a trade policy that restricts imports and protects local industries. Recently we've heard a number of countries talk about restricting imports and protecting their local, domestic industries. Now, this may sound fine in a sound bite, but what it really is is protectionism. We heard a lot about this during the 2016 presidential election. We heard about it during the Brexit debates and most recently during the French elections. In fact, it's been a really important topic being talked about around the world, and many aspiring political leaders are running on platforms positioning protectionism as a good thing.

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collocation frequency
manufacturing jobs 5
shared production 4
produce products 3
lost manufacturing 3
general contractor 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
lost manufacturing jobs 3

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