The problem is productivity. Amazon needs half as many workers to sell $100 worth of merchandise as Macy’s does. Do we need more rapid growth of the government to protect local businesses, farmers, etc? Protection from imports means that, so more outsourcing of jobs. Remember Macy’s flagship Manhattan store was one reason Gimbels nearby flagship closed in 1986 after 76 years in business. In 1945 Gimbels was the lst American merchant to offer “a fantastic, atomic era, miraculous pen”. It was the ball point.