Equally important is what the trade war has failed to do. Trump promised that hiking tariffs on imports from China would bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. Wrong. Even though China is feeling some pain from the tariffs, 87 percent of American companies doing business in China plan to stay there—and the ones that are leaving are relocating to places like Mexico and Vietnam. There’s virtually no evidence of companies shifting production to the United States. Overall, the U.S. has added about 5,000 manufacturing jobs per month during 2019, well below the rate of 22,000 per month added in 2018.
I’m honored that a piece that I wrote for AIER on the myth of resources being natural has been translated into Chinese. (HT my former GMU student Li Peng, who told me about this translation.)
Impeachment and the Electoral College are elements of our constitutional architecture. They were incorporated in the nation’s basic legal charter by framers convinced of their utility to the machinery of American self-government. They aren’t liberal or conservative. They aren’t the weapon of one party or the other. And the results they produce are not illicit or traitorous.