Wow is the writer of this article ever talking out of both sides of his or her mouth!

WASHINGTON — The United States is in the midst of one of the longest economic expansions in its history. Even American factories have lately added hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Meanwhile, the rest of the world is stumbling. Even China.

Yet at perhaps the least likely moment in the last several decades, misgivings about globalization are playing a starring role in the presidential election. Why now?
Instead, the concerns they expressed were about changes in their own lives and communities over the last couple of decades.

“When we first did that big trade agreement I thought it was a good idea, but now I’m getting a little more conservative about it,” said Phyllis Arthur, a 74-year-old Republican from Walnut Creek, Calif. “I think we’re being overwhelmed by the goods coming in. That’s practically all that’s available in the stores.”