Free trade, meanwhile, takes place on dry land. It needs no lobbyists or insiders.
But bullying, blustering, and bluffing not only adds costs and decreases efficiency, it also leads to major blunders. America’s most important and most loyal trading partner is already looking for other markets and suppliers. The whole crackpot media bubble that keeps people focused on trivia and trash is ready to blow up, too. And there’s Donald J. Trump… blindfolded by his own silly ideas… with a giant pin in his hand.