Clearly The Donald never read John Donne, author of the famous poem, No Man is an Island, which partially reads:
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
Donne is speaking of the collective “Europe” of course, but one has to wonder whether the losses initiated by the populist movements across Europe and the U.S. will cost us more than our collective souls. Harley Davidson, BMW, and others have made decisions to re-shore production in more advantageous locations directly as a result of populist driven legislation both here and in Europe. Therefore, the unintended consequences of serving the few while ignoring the many begins. Trade wars are not easily won, and much like real wars they involve collateral damage; jobs, currency devaluation, and inflation, are only a few that come to mind as potential consequences of the short-sighted, voter pandering attitudes.