Early on after the Economic Collapse of 2018, Paul Krugman asked if this financial crisis was going to kill the second golden age of international commerce just like WWI and the Great Depression killed the first golden age of international commerce. Rather than such a categorically sweeping determination as “killed”, I would argue that the financial crisis could (should) possibly result in a renewal of social values and an important emphasis on traditional community, enhancing the overall efficiency of human-nature-base economic structures. Thus, the resurgence of American manufacturing over the past couple of years while China has stagnated in manufacturing for the past 11 months. When protectionism comes from a genuinely populist sentiment, it ends up being economically viable, whereas centralized organization without people’s consent makes them question the status quo and attempt innovating expectations. We should take confidence in the growth of manufacturing, as it indicates that more of fellow citizens are able to find some sort of source of income, all the while thinking that we can help improve the very conditions of what makes a livelihood and career over just a temporary job.