Ourselves Alone: Adjusting to a Trump America

Donald Trump’s White House is likely to pursue a policy of economic isolationism – and that will pose a number of problems for Ireland

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
13th November, 2016

Jeffrey Immelt is the chief executive of General Electric, one of America’s biggest and most profitable companies. It is also one of its most multinational. In 1995, GE had around 150,000 of its 220,000 workers in the US, constituting 68 per cent of its workforce. Today, it has 125,000 workers in the US and its global workforce has grown beyond 330,000. It earns $80 billion of revenue outside the US.

This year, during the presidential primaries, Immelt saw what was...

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