The time when Americans complained only about toilet paper shortages are long gone. Almost two years into the pandemic, Americans must deal with shortages of almost everything. In this eye-opening piece for The Atlantic, Derek Thompson explains the multifaceted reasons behind this crisis and suggests it may lead to policies that strengthen the United States supply chain and domestic manufacturing in the future. If you wonder why you must visit multiple stores to find everyday items, Thompson has some answers.
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Staff writer Derek Thompson covers economics, technology and the media for The Atlantic.
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