Amen and Amen. Can't hardly do that all today, can hardly live a week without buying Made in China crap.
Being an American is an Inside Job. All the distractions like race, gender, age, political preferences, spiritual framework, all that stuff does. not. matter.
Attitudes and action are what define an American to me.
Do you think them guys back in the 30s, they worried about the cultural mix?
As if what was happening in some yocky-dock country in the Balkans - ooh, the Muslims are this, the commies are that - as if that was gonna affect them having a roof over their heads and food on the table for their families?
If ya didn't work ya didn't eat. That's pretty basic. Didn't have to think about injustices to migrant workers or whether women were getting paid the same or whether queers could get married. They weren't reluctant about calling some folks deadbeats, moochers, parasites, like, gee, it's gonna hurt their feelings.
I simply do not understand the anti-trade animus of this blog and many Americans.
You used to be the greatest commercial trading nation in the world, now you are economic illiterates.
Does it not occur to you that if you will not buy, then you can not sell? How can we foreigners buy your exports if you will not buy ours?
Did you not watch Americans cheat you when they had a near monopoly from trade barriers or otherwise? Was it not car imports from Germany and Japan that forced the large American automakers to stop cheating you?
Do you support the lunatic trade protection policies of the Europeans? If it's crazy for them, why is it good for you?
Ricardo wrote about comparative advantage in 1817, and yet some still have not got a clue.