Thomas Friedman has a really, really bad idea

Wouldn’t you think that if you were president, after you had read the umpteenth story about premier U.S. companies, such as Intel and Apple, building their newest factories, and even research facilities, in China, India, or Ireland, that you would summon the country’s top business leaders to Washington [and] ask them just one question: "What do we have to go so you will keep your best jobs here?  Make me a list and I will not rest until I get it enacted."

That is from his Op-Ed "Learning from Lance," here is the link.  Wasn’t something like this tried in the 1930s?  For purposes of contrast, read the ever-sensible Daniel Drezner on the same topic.