The Trump Administration seemed to make the term “globalist” a perjorative and to approach trade as a zero-sum game.
Heading into a new, Biden, administration, we’ll revisit some fundamental questions about the United States’ role in global affairs:
- What is the proper role of the U.S. in global affairs? Leader? Equal partner? Lackey?
- Are global trade policies/practices amongst the big players sufficiently fair? Where they fall short, what should be done (if anything) to correct the issue?
- To what extent does our increasingly interconnected world constrain the effectiveness of U.S. domestic policies? For example, to what extent have domestic labor/pay policies intended to help the “working poor” been responsible for “exporting” manufacturing jobs to less wealthy countries?
- …And lots more to discuss on this broad subject.