Analysis: Trump Makes a Point About the Unfair Economy

Washington — You shall not crucify Donald Trump upon a cross of economic coherence. The nation’s premier real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star, utterer of the phrase “You’re fired” and, for the moment, Republican presidential front-runner, has risen to the top of polls by flinging himself on the real third rail of our politics: economic nationalism. Trump is anti-trade, anti-immigration, pro-manufacturing and the darling of...

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Wal-Mart Does About Face on Manufacturing

Bentonville, Ark. — The group cheer at Wal-Mart’s third annual U.S. manufacturing summit — convened to find more American-made products — was greeted with a voice from another era. “Almost anything can be made by Americans, in this country, and be done efficiently,” founder Sam Walton said in a grainy black-and-white video clip from the 1980s, explaining Wal-Mart’s mission to buy more products at home. Ultimately, Walton failed....

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