re: jenna rose
Unfortunately true. 19 years of “free trade” got rid of most of our industries. Each industrial job is usually thought to support 4 other jobs. Scientific American estimated that about 100,000 scientists every year graduate, but there’s no work for them. .When I graduated OIT in the early 1990s, the calculation was that 30% of UofO graduates would get jobs in their field, about 85% of OSU graduates, and 98% of OIT graduates. It was less than 5 years after that, that the jobs just started going away. The Corps of Engineers got rid of 8,000 engineers, for example.