“Manufacturing will fall. Retail will wobble. Automation will inch along but stay off the roads, for now. The rich will keep getting richer. And more and more of the country will be paid to take care of old people.” Those are some of the distinguishing features we can expect from the American job economy over the next few years. And if you’re looking for energy jobs, look towards reality and away from the Trump administration’s coal obsession. “Clean-energy workers, like solar-panel installers and wind-turbine technicians, are the only occupations that are expected to double by 2026.” Derek Thompson: Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the US Economy.

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