“Moreover, skilled workers will ensure our benefit from the growing wealth of populations across the planet (wealth that free trade has created).” We have plenty of skilled, well educated workers. That isn’t the problem. The problem is with businesses wanting the cheapest possible labor they can find. That is companies outsource to other countries and train them for whatever job they are doing. Because its CHEAP LABOR! Our economy is can’t succeed on cheap labor. You have to pay people more without forcing them to live in poverty.