Popular fears that America is in decline rise and fall with the business cycle. While the American decline after 1945 was in some ways inevitable, the US trade deficit and the significant relative retreat of manufacturing was not. While America is indeed in worrisome straits at the moment, no unprecedented steps are required for America to regain competitiveness. Indeed, America can manufacture its way out of decline.
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