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Question: Is an Amazon warehouse job the new aspirational middle class job for America? Was that the underlying message yesterday?
I ask because I don't get why the President chose tough, low-paying Amazon warehouse jobs to push his new plan for Middle Class America. Seeing this photo made me think of the President seeing the Amazon warehouse akin to a GM factory floor.
So in my mind, the photo said "the Amazon Warehouse is the 21st century equivalent of the GM factory". If that's the message underlying the President's visit to Amazon, I don't think it's a good one because the warehouse jobs aren't as good.
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.