• Jeffry Frieden


March 2024, Opinion: "Politics is often messy, but it’s how society puts a value on things economists can’t measure. Even as the United States took its place as the world’s preeminent economic power after World War II, manufacturing firms fled towns in the Northeast and Midwest, leaving behind rusting steel mills and scarred communities. Society as a whole became richer as new industries sprang up elsewhere, but many rust belt communities are still dealing with the consequences of deindustrialization."