This shift business is not at all suprising. Somewhere back in the 80’s big business realized that labor was much cheaper overseas. There were, of course, problems. Legal barriers in the USA, lack of infrastructure in the foreign countries and lack of a trained work force. The economic mags were full of “this is the new world order,” we are all now one world," etc. Well the whores in congress passed the necessary laws to make it happen, the factories got built, all sorts of under the table deals took place and now, 20+ years later China et al have all of our manufacturing jobs and our middle class is out of work. The financiers don’t require much in the way of labor, they just push paper around in a circle and pocket the profits. The result is a few get incredibly rich, the nation is in hock up to its eyebrows, our currency is a house of cards waiting for the right gust of wind to blow it down.
So what is the solution? Damned if I know. It looks like we are going down the old oval drain. Hope y’all can swim.