What is the economy for? Trade and trade policy are the driving factors in this economic fiasco?

by rdan

There will be an upcoming series on “What our economy is supposed to do for us” as part of the question of describing our economy. The public discussion appears to be minimized to date for the majority.

Another series has started debating the predominant role of trade and trade policy in the current economic difficulties for the US in particular and the world overall. This question is being ignored or minimized in economic blogs one reader states. Look for more on the topic.