Can America Make Things Again?

As manufacturing overseas has become widespread, it’s not uncommon to hear people complain that America doesn’t make things anymore. Yet in many areas of the country, economic creativity is alive and well. It just faces unnecessary obstacles. In this issue, we examine some of those obstacles, and some of the bolder ideas for overcoming them. We begin by republishing a story from 2018 on workforce challenges, which turned out to be surprisingly prescient given the current threat of a recession.