Baldwin argues that globalization takes shape in three distinct stages: the ability to move goods, then ideas, and finally people.
Technology will bring globalization to the people-centric service sector, upending far more jobs in rich countries than the decline in manufacturing has in recent decades. … The disruption won’t come because people will move more freely across borders, but because technologies will provide “a substitute for being there,” Baldwin says.
even if we put up trade barriers, the jobs we protect will be for robots, not people
You say governments need to do more for the losers of globalization. How?
We have to look for inspiration from northern European countries who have comprehensive retraining, help with housing, help with relocation. Typically they have the unions, governments, and companies working together to try and keep the social cohesion. It doesn’t always work, but at least they try and most people feel that the government is helping them.