How We Got Here

WASHINGTON — Did you see a particular Wall Street Journal front-page headline on Monday? It read “Profits Soar as Economy Advances.” That headline will probably be the most important headline of the week. It certainly is of colossal importance. Our economy is robust. The rest of the world is not doing so well. Take, for instance, China. Yet our economy is unusually healthy. If we have to engage in a trade war, it is an auspicious time for us to do so. President Donald Trump has deployed an array of policies and appointments that are serving the country very well. Apparently, the prophet Obama was in error when, as president, he said: “Businesses make big profits. But they’ve learned to do more with less. And so they don’t hire. And as a consequence, we keep on seeing growth that is just too slow to bring back the 8 million jobs that were lost.”

You, however, were probably distracted by such headlines as these: from the Washington Post front page, “Trump Defends Son’s ’16 Meeting,” and from The New York Times front page, “Trump Admits Meeting’s Aim: Tarnish Clinton.” Then there were stories about the shopping mania of former Trump campaign …

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